A tight economy makes for a tight budget for many people in our community. But with the help of an area church and a charitable organization, hundreds of people in Millville were given a break with their grocery bill Saturday.
The Bay Area Food Bank’s mobile pantry set up shop in a local park at the request of the Fellowship Church of Praise.
Together, the two sponsors were able to provide food for more then 500 people who stopped by.
Thousands of pounds of a variety of groceries were on hand such as canned goods, fresh produce, bread and meat.
In this tough economic time, organizers say it’s more important then ever to make sure no one goes hungry.
That’s why the Panama City Fellowship Church wanted to host the mobile pantry.
Bay Area Food Bank provides emergency food for about 244,000 people every year.
A survey shows that 80% of the people being serviced by the food bank are food insecure, meaning they don’t always know where their next meal will come from.
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