During the month of January the Appling County Food Bank set several new records of serving the community. One of the largest days of food distribution occurred with 43 families being served in one day. Also, that week of being open three days, the food bank saw a record of 119 families being served and for the month, the record total was 413 families, which represented 1,008 people in Appling County receiving assistance. For the month, 33,517 pounds of food were distributed.
This could only be possible by several things taking place: first, the support of the good people who support the food bank through their contributions; and secondly, by the volunteers who see that this gets into the hands of those in need. The food bank is blessed by a number of businesses that contribute food as part of the “Feeding America” program through the Second Harvest. Also, a number of businesses provide valuable services, through labor and materials. The financial support of the churches, businesses, individuals and United Way, make it possible for the food bank to purchase food. Without them there would be no food to distribute.
One of the greatest examples of servant hood is the service or labor of the many volunteers who labor faithfully. It is a furious four hours, for three days each week and other days of stocking and filling orders. This Christian ministry requires perseverance and compassion. Without the volunteers, we could not open the doors each day. We give glory to God for His provision and faithfulness.
Currently, the food bank has volunteer openings. There is one opening on Tuesday and one on Thursday for a finish assembler. On Thursday, there is an opening for two packers. There is one position open for an interviewer. All positions are filled for Wednesday. The food bank is open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. To apply for these volunteer positions call 366-3663 or come by the food bank at 82 Barnes Street in the old elementary school building.