Donations Needed at Pulaski County Food Pantry

The Pulaski County Food Pantry is in need of donations.

You are encouraged to drop off canned goods, boxed foods and toiletries to the food pantry at any time during their regular business hours. They are in desperate need of canned fruits and vegetables, canned tuna, canned chicken, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, spaghetti noodles, any type of noodles, rice, crackers, macaroni and cheese, hamburger helper, toilet paper, dish soap, deodorant, liquid laundry soap, and Kleenex.

Deliver your donation to the Pulaski County Human Services building at 115 W. Pearl Street in Winamac. The staff will be able to assist you from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. The food pantry is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or by appointment.

Pulaski Co. Youth Organizations to Trick-or-Treat for Food Pantry

The Pulaski County Junior Leaders and the Winamac Community High School Sunshine Society will be doing a different kind of trick-or-treating on Thursday, Oct. 25.

Members of both organizations will be trick-or-treating for canned goods for the Pulaski County Food Pantry. They will be traveling around the Winamac, Francesville and Medaryville communities picking up canned food items from residents between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET, so leave your items outside on the step if you wish or you can give your donation to the volunteers when they come to the door.

If you know you will not be home that night and would like to donate, you may drop off your canned goods at the Pulaski County Extension Office by Oct. 26.

Last year, over 1,000 pounds of food were donated to the Pulaski County Human Services food pantry.

Pulaski County Food Pantry Stocked With Meats, Needs Personal Items

Food Pantry

Although a commodities truck delivery is coming next week, the Pulaski County Human Service’s Food Pantry is in need of items that cannot be purchased with food stamps.

The pantry is in need of personal items, as well as shampoo, toiletries, childrens’ diapers, and laundry detergent, as well as a number of other items. According to Midge Mendiola of the pantry, they are stocked with meats and other food–though the organization has seen an increase in demand due to unemployment and the economy. With rising food prices, Mendiola explained, food stamps are being stretched thin.

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