Proctorville next stop for HAFB mobile pantryPublished 10:11am Tuesday, January 15, 2013
PROCTORVILLE — New Hope United Methodist Church in Proctorville will be the next site for the Huntington Area Food Bank’s mobile pantry delivery to Lawrence County.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on Jan. 29 and food distribution will begin at 10 a.m.
“We utilize the mobile pantry program to reach out to underserved areas where little or no resources are available,” said interim executive director Tiffany Tatum. “This temporary solution and communities need to take the initiative to work together to truly end hunger.”
According to a Feeding America report, more than 12,000 Lawrence County residents lived in poverty in 2010, or nearly 20 percent of the county’s population.
Only residents of Lawrence County will be allowed to receive food at the mobile pantry. Recipients of food must provide proof of residency at the time of registration in order to receive food.
Individuals who are picking up food for someone else must provide the food recipient’s proof of residency as well as a notarized permission slip from the food recipient.
The Huntington Area Food Bank is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization affiliated with Feeding America, the largest hunger relief agency in the United States.
It serves 260 agencies in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.