JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – While the busy grocery store continues to prevent those who cannot go to the grocery store, the Department of Agriculture and the United Sates church work together to help people from starvation.
For the second week the Methodist Church of Anderson United of Hanging Moss Road distributed more than 1,000 boxes of food including fresh fruit, vegetables and milk to families.
All drivers enter the parking lot and allow volunteers to load supplies into their vehicles – a process that is much safer for the elderly and vulnerable.
“Every vehicle, no matter how many people are in it, the family will get a box of items that may be in the form of apples, onions, and all kinds of fruits and vegetables there along with milk,” said AUMC Associate Pastor Domini Henry.
For people who are still unemployed due to a pandemic, the urge to eat has become very important.
“This is very helpful because it saves money that we don’t make now because I’m also unemployed. I won’t say that I’m at the point where I just have to do this, but it helps stretch the money even further because I don’t know when I’ll get a job. So at least it helps us save money for times when this might not be available, “said Venecca Green.
Pick up is available for any Jackson family who cannot shop, or who cannot drive by themselves.
“That’s the problem with some people who don’t have cars and their buses don’t come here. Someone has to go help them and bring it to them,” said Ruth Davis, who is a member of the church at Anderson Methodist.
Volunteers say when it comes to defeating the virus as a whole, one of the best ways is they come together as a community of mutual attraction when they need help.
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