Summer season doesn’t scale back the necessity to present meals to the meals insecure in Nodaway County.
Three meals banks present assist: The Ministry Middle, Maryville; West Nodaway Meals Pantry, Burlington Jct.; and on the campus of Northwest Missouri State College, Bearcat Meals Pantry.
The Ministry Middle has seen a rise within the variety of folks utilizing its companies. Principal Merlin Atkins attributed this to rising meals costs and college students not going to high school for the summer time. The middle serves roughly 200 households monthly. Final yr, the middle distributed greater than 500,000 kilos of meals.
Atkins stated households do not get as a lot assist this summer time as they’re in 2021. The middle supplies further meals over the summer time with the Brown Bag program. As soon as a month, a further $200 price of meals is given to every household per school-age baby, from kindergarten by way of highschool.
Atkins stated the middle indicators up households and people for USDA merchandise by way of the SNAP program. This permits for one go to to the meals pantry monthly. The middle is open from 1:30 p.m. to three:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Atkins is planning a meals drive at Hy-Vee later this summer time. Atkins thanks the folks of Nodaway County who assist with money or meals donations. Donations could be made at The Ministry Middle, 971 South Fundamental. The Ministry Middle is run by volunteers. For extra info name 660.582.6649.
the West Nodaway Meals Pantry runs by way of the First Christian Church on Burlington Jct. Pastor Terry Robison stated they’ve additionally seen a rise in clients this summer time because of rising meals costs, fuel costs and youngsters not attending college. He stated they’re getting new folks, one or two throughout every Walmart meals supply.
There’s a blessing field exterior the church. Throughout the summer time it’s crammed with parts that may resist the warmth. Robison stated that she is emptying sooner than regular.
It’s run on donations and is open to folks in want. Visits are restricted to 2 monthly. The Meals Pantry is open from Four-6 pm on Tuesdays. Meals supply is at Four:30 pm, the second, third and fourth Wednesday of the month. Attendees are given a quantity after which known as two or three at a time. This can be a first come, first serve foundation whereas provides final. This doesn’t rely in the direction of the 2 visits monthly.
To donate cash and/or meals go to the church at 211 East Third Road or name Robison at 660.253.0823.
the Bearcat Meals Pantry is for Northwestern Missouri State College college students, college, and workers. It’s positioned on the second flooring of the JW Jones Scholar Union. Jacob Wooden, pupil affairs coordinator, stated the pantry is used primarily by college students.
In the summertime the numbers go down. In Might there have been 70 customers whereas February had 118 customers. There have been a complete of 624 customers through the yr with a complete of three,232 kilos of meals distributed.
To make financial donations, please go to the Scholar Affairs Complicated workplace on the second flooring. For meals donations, there’s a crimson meals container exterior the workplace. For big quantities of meals donations or questions, please name 660.562.1242.
There are two Second Harvest Group Meals Banks cool cellular pantries scheduled in June. Pantries begin at 10am and final till provides run out. There are not any earnings tips and pantries are open to the general public.
First United Methodist Church, 102 North Fundamental Road, Maryville is on Tuesday, June 21. The subsequent one is at Skidmore City Corridor on Thursday, June 23.