The Commerce Journal

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October 15, 2012

CISD students restock the Commerce Food Pantry

COMMERCE — When CISD administrators and Communities in Schools Inc. managers heard the cupboards were bare at the Commerce Food Pantry, they knew the giving spirit of CISD students would save the day. With a goal of one can donated per student, organizers were overwhelmed when the total reached almost twice that within one week of the call for help.

Matt Wolcott, CIS area team manager, said donations were still coming in for the drive as the cans were being delivered.

The pantry, which is housed at the First Presbyterian Church, distributes non-perishable food items to needy families once a week at its location on Monroe Street. Families may apply to receive items to feed their families once a month.

Dr. James Norwood, a member of the Commerce Food Pantry board, says he has seen demand for help over the past 18 months increase from serving seven or eight families a week to approximately 30 families each week. Norwood said the pantry accepts donations of food or money through the church.

 

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