Halifax County Food Pantries In Big Need Of Community Support

Halifax Co., VA--There are four major food pantries spread all across Halifax County, but now they say their resources are spreading thin.

They've formed a coalition and are now working to address food insecurity in the county, but stress they can't do it without community support.

Those included in the Halifax County Food Pantry Coalition are Serving Hope, Main Street United Methodist Church, Good Samaritan and White Oak Fork Baptist Church.

You may think with four major food pantries that would be enough to cover those in need in the county, but the chairman of the group, Pastor Glenn Faulkner, said otherwise. He said the area food pantries are seeing more and more struggling families in need, but food donations are not keeping up with the pace.

They've now partnered with the Dan River Baptist Association and have jumped in on their week of doing acts of kindness. It's called "Operation Inasmuch."

They're asking for people to stop by the South Boston Volunteer Fire Company Support Center on September 13 with donations.

"We felt like it would be a good chance for us to be able to get involved with Operation Inasmuch, and so as people are trying to do acts of kindness, what better way than to help share food with those that are challenged with their food resources," Faulkner said.

That food drive will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but Faulkner said you don't have to wait for the drive before you donate. Items that are in high demand right now are peanut butter, tuna, rice, dried beans and pasta.

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