|Typical Monthly Food Pantry|
Box of Food Provided to Needy Families
A volunteer and Food Pantry Manager, Mr. Charles Calcote said "the volunteers here at the Food Pantry are saddened and regret the closing of this important ministry. It has been a joy and a privilege to serve the many residents of Franklin County. Our prayer today is that it will be in operation again to help but it will take the Churches of Franklin County doing their part in giving financially, on a monthly basis to this ministry, in order for the food to be bought and given to the needy" One Volunteer said 'this is a ministry of love that we volunteers do; but to turn it into a paid position is so disheartening. Is one salary worth the cost of the good we have done in our County?' Many others stood by shaking their heads in agreement.
Mr. Calcote also suggested that any interested party that would like to voice an opinion or further discuss closing the Food Pantry; contact any of the following persons: Mr Brad Moak 601-384-5462; Mr Leon Wallace 601-384-5925; or Mr. Marvin Howard 601-384-2581 or 601-384-7493 or The Franklin Baptist Association, 122 Holly ST N, Bude, MS 39630 601-384-2759
Source: FCNews STaff / Interview