Community Cupboard generously restocked

The dwindling supply of food items at the Community Cupboard left Carla Brown, Council on Aging director, and Tiffany Davis, Council on Aging assistant, wondering if there would be any assistance available to those in this holiday season. “We were low, pretty bare,” stated Brown.

 

 

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Posted November, 15, 2013

By Lori Kesinger

The dwindling supply of food items at the Community Cupboard left Carla Brown, Council on Aging director, and Tiffany Davis, Council on Aging assistant, wondering if there would be any assistance available to those in this holiday season. “We were low, pretty bare,” stated Brown.

Davis said, “It was the lowest I’ve ever seen it.”

Recent donations are helping them restock the shelves. The Catholic and Lutheran Churches’s youth groups sponsored food drives to help fill the pantry. Donations from the Baker High School Food Drive should arrive this week to add an abundance of canned and non-perishable items. Davis said, “We’ve had plenty of meat from the generous donation from Mitchell’s Oilfield Service – it was the canned we were short on.”

The Community Cupboard located at the Senior Citizen Center in Baker is a local food bank program for the residents of Fallon County. The items are stocked by food and monetary donations from the community. Currently, there is not an application process to go through. Though individuals in need of food assistance should first call 406-778-3595. Information obtained will help personalize the boxes. “We ask such questions as how many are in the family, if there are any children or dietary restrictions,” Davis said.

Recent abuse of the program by out of county individuals may enforce the need to put guidelines in place. Those individuals were going from food bank to food bank in the region obtaining food assistance. “We are not sure what guidelines we will use or when, but we may need them,” Brown said.

The Community Cupboard will again this holiday season gather items for Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for those who have a need for a provisional dinner. The Cupboard receives most of its food donations during this time of year, but as Brown said, “There is always a need”.

      



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