Members of Caloosa Baptist Church manned the Harry Chapin Food Bank recently.
Program Outreach Coordinator Louise Bain said the mobile pantry covers five counties and tries to add variety and nutrition to people’s diets. She said approximately 250 families receive 35-40 pounds of food including fresh produce, frozen meats and potatoes per distribution.
She noted that Hendry County has a 14.4 percent food insecurity rate, according to Feeding America; Glades is 16 percent, the highest in Southwest Florida. The church has an emergency food pantry.
Please call 675-HOPE for assistance. You can find it the Second Tuesday of every month at Barron Park. Booths were also available for Health Healthy Families, RCMA, Salvation Army and Job Link.