Friday, 16 February 2018 16:43

Little river church food pantry update Featured

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BELFAST - A couple of weeks ago we told you about the little river church food pantry that lost it's all food because of a pipe that burst in the church.

Thanks to the community the food pantry is up and running again.

 

The Ocean State Job lot heard what happened about the damage at the little river food pantry in Belfast.

 

Store Owner Chris Noonan said "The good Shepard food bank we partnered with them and we gathered about 50 cases of food and we have them donated to the little river food pantry."

 

He said they were eager to help out. "We want to be good neighbors in our community where we operate."

 

The food pantry received a variety of different foods.

 

"Rice, canned vegetables, they supplied us a list and we made sure that we met the needs of their request" said Noonan.

 

Thursday night was the first food distribution to the people they serve since the pipe burst. It had to be a drive through since they still couldn't use the food pantry but those who run it say everyone was pleased.

 

Co director of the food pantry Curt Edgerly said "See people come out and help so willingly and so quickly and so efficiently just to see the whole community come together like that."

 

He says a lot of donations came in from Hannaford, the department of agriculture, good Shepard food bank, and much more. "We're always looking for people to donate there's always a need in the community."

 

As far as the church they only missed a week of services after the pipe burst.

 

"They went to another church for one week, but the building is definitely not done but it's usable and they're doing services again" said Edgerly.

 

Shonna Narine

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