Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mobile food pantry available in Hancock Sept. 18

HANCOCK -- Finlandia University Campus Ministry and Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank are working together to bring a mobile food pantry to Hancock at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, in the parking lot of Old Main on Finlandia’s campus. It is hoped this will be a regularly occurring opportunity.

"We know there are people in need in our community, and we’re happy to help our neighbors in any way we can," said Soren Schmidt, campus pastor at Finlandia.

The food pantry will be available with no questions asked. Volunteers from throughout the Finlandia University community will be on hand to help distribute food.

There will be 15,000 pounds of food available delivered in a refrigerated truck. The food should serve up to 300 families, and will be available on a first-come first-serve basis.

To volunteer at the mobile food pantry, or to learn more about the event, contact Soren Schmidt at soren.schmidt@finlandia.edu, or 906-487-7239. Tentatively the next planned mobile food pantry will be mid-to-late December.

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