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Pantry has helped community for years

It might have surprised Lawrence County readers to know that the Central Christian Church has been helping the area’s families since the last time the Ironton Iron plant (then-Dayton Malleable) closed.

Tuesday, December 14, 1999

It might have surprised Lawrence County readers to know that the Central Christian Church has been helping the area’s families since the last time the Ironton Iron plant (then-Dayton Malleable) closed.

That the pantry is still going strong is a testament not only to the church that sponsors it, but to the people who volunteer there every week.

Keeping a project of any size going is difficult. Volunteers are scarce these days and not too many people have a lot of money to spare – even for a good cause. So, the fact that the pantry has been able to maintain – let alone grow – over the past few years is a sign that this is a group of people who is committed to helping its neighbors.

There are many families who have had Christmas dinners in the past because of the Central Christian Food Pantry and there will probably be just as many who will eat this holiday season and beyond because of the good work the pantry does.

But, as pantry volunteers would probably tell anyone who asked, the help that the church group offers needy families would not have been possible without the support of the community. Your donations and food drives are a big part of the pantry’s success.

If you have some time this week, take a load of food to the pantry. It would make a great project for your family and would make the Christmas of a family in need.