Havelock food pantry low on supplies as demand increases

Published: Monday, October 14, 2013 at 08:23 AM.

“The numbers of people that are coming in is so great that it is hard for us to keep up with the demand,” Mewborn said. “We’ve had some donations, but like I say, as soon as we get the food, it goes out.”

The biggest group of people coming in for help is single parents, followed by couples married with children.

“We don’t often see a lot of military people,” Mewborn said.

The food pantry hands out enough food to get the recipients through the next several days.

“It’s supposed to be enough food to last a week,” Mewborn said. “It’s all nonperishables, peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, soups and vegetables, canned meats, cereal, anything that is nonperishable.”

Mewborn said the local business Tandemloc has made donations that have gone a long way.

“Churches have increased what they’ve been giving, but we still need food,” she said.

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