Applications to be taken for 10th annual Food Pantry Event

Published 4:05 pm Wednesday, April 2, 2014

By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal

The Family Service Center of Lowndes County, a program of Family Guidance Center of Alabama, will begin taking applications on Monday, April 14 for the 10th Annual Food Pantry event to be held at Hayneville Baptist Church in May.

According LaKeisha McCovery, site director, this event provides food items at no cost to eligible, pre-registered families in Lowndes County.

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She said the event will be held at Hayneville Baptist Church on Alabama Highway 21 in partnership with the Montgomery Area Food Bank on Friday, May 2 from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.

McCovery said, “Last year, the event served 412 Lowndes County individuals, including 98 children.”

She said the Family Service Center distributed 13,070 pounds of food during the event, and the Alabama Department of Public Health also participated and provided information about healthy eating and wellness.

According to McCovery, in preparation for this year’s event, the center will take applications from Monday, April 14 until Friday, April 18 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily.

She said applications are available at the Family Service Center located at 22 Washington St. N. in Hayneville. And she pointed out that individuals will need to bring a picture ID and complete a short application to register for the event.

“Families must pre-register and a limited number of applications will be accepted,” she said.

McCovery said, “The Family Service Center is pleased to offer the Food Pantry Event as part of its array of services. The center and its many services have been meeting the needs of Lowndes County families for the past 10 years.

“Following the fire in June that destroyed the center’s former location, the center has re-opened in its new location in the former Hayneville library, between the Court House Annex and QV gas station. Many free services are available and Lowndes County families are encouraged to explore how the center can help.”