Needing extra help with groceries amid the pandemic? A local non-profit will provide food packages this Friday for on-the-go delivery, on a first come, first serve basis.
Stephens County Health and Healing (SCHH) services announced their delivery of food will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 10. According to SCHH Services, this is the first time they have offered these services.
Tracie Gillispie, President of the nonprofit and Clinical Director of Millennium Community Services, said, “we are planning on this being a weekly event until the program stops.”
This is the Farm to Table program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) signed by POTUS Donald Trump to help farmers.
With no requirements or restrictions to receive food, members of the community can just drive-thru and pick up their food.
Gillispie said, “the people just show up and we hand out food until it is gone.”
“This is through my nonprofit Stephens County Health and Healing,” Gillispie said. “The main source of volunteers are staff from my counseling agency, which is Millennium Community Services, formally Gillispie Counseling Services.”
One family will travel three hours to pick up some produce from this opportunity.
Thursday saw normal patrons and Friday will open to the community as a whole.
“We’re getting food, we’re distributing this one here,” Gillispie said. “We contacted all of our clients so they get that today (Thursday). Tomorrow (Friday), right there between Greenwood's and Red Dirt is where we’re doing tomorrow’s.”
The whole point of this delivery is to get some food out to the people.
Multiple items will be available via a drive-thru delivery service, during which they will pass out 2,000 boxes of food, milk and produce while supplies last.
The distribution of food will occur at 831 W. Main Street, out at the back of the building. Patrons will pick up items by turning south on 8th Street and turning west into the alley.
Volunteers helping run this event are provided by SCHH Services, Millennium Community Services, and
Refrigeration space is provided by Matt and Melody Setters.