September is hunger action month. It’s a time to help fellow community members who are hungry.
One in five children go hungry everyday and more older adults are utilizing food pantries for their needs. Volunteers at area food pantries are doing what they can to assist families in times of need and the best way you can help is to donate.
Both food pantries in Starke County and in Pulaski County are in need of canned soups, canned fruits and vegetables, boxed cereals, pancake mixes, syrup, peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, and pasta and sauces. Other items needed include toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste, diapers, feminine products, dish soap, laundry soap, and body soap.
In August, the Community Services of Starke County Food Pantry assisted 246 households and the Pulaski County Human Services Food Pantry assisted 146 families.
Jacki Frain from Pulaski County Human Services reminds those eligible that the mobile food pantry will be in Francesville on Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. ET behind the Von Tobel building. Patrons are asked not to arrive at the site before 10:45 a.m. Frain said this is a great partnership to help those in need in Pulaski County.