Food distribution a success


Carlisle distributes food to needy residents

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Times Volunteer Tatianna Ferguson carries out a box full of food for Shirley Jeter during the Town of Carlisle’s Food Distribution Wednesday morning. The distribution was for residents of the town who received boxes of food containing meat, vegetables, fruit, and even candy and gum. The food for the distribution was provided to the town by The Potter’s Storehouse in Jonesville and boxed up for distribution by Carlisle volunteers like Ferguson.


Charles Warner | The Union Times These are some of the boxes of food that was distributed by the Town of Carlisle to needy residents of the town Wednesday morning. The boxes, which were packed by local volunteers, contained beef stew, salmon, mashed potatoes, berries, candy, gum, and raisins. The food was provided to the town by The Potter’s Storehouse in Jonesville. The distribution was held at the Carlisle Town Hall.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Brianna Jones of Absolute Total Care addresses some of the Carlisle residents receiving boxes of food during the Town of Carlisle’s Food Distribution Wednesday morning. In addition to providing food to needy residents, the town also provided them with the opportunity to hear from health care and health care-related organizations like Absolute Total Care and the Union County Commission on Alcohol & Drug Abuse.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Town of Carlisle Municipal Clerk Shannon McBride (right) watches as Carlisle resident Charles Derrick (left) signs up to receive a box of food during the town’s food distribution Wednesday morning. Residents who qualified for the boxes of food distributed had to bring with them photographic identification and fill out applications. The distributions are held each year at the Carlisle Town Hall.


Charles Warner | The Union Times These packs of meat are ready to be divided up among the boxes of food distributed to qualified residents of the Town of Carlisle during the town’s food distribution event Wednesday morning. The town holds the distribution each year at the Carlisle Town Hall with food provided by The Potter’s Storehouse in Jonesville and boxed up by Carlisle volunteers.


CARLISLE — The threat of severe weather didn’t prevent the Town of Carlisle from distributing food to needy residents of the town Wednesday morning.

Skies were overcast and often produced rain throughout much of Wednesday as unstable conditions in the atmosphere raised the possibility of severe weather in Union County.

That threat, however, did not prevent the Town of Carlisle from proceeding with it annual Food Distribution event. The event, which is held at the Carlisle Town Hall, provides boxes of food to Carlisle residents who qualify for them. At Wednesday’s distribution, the boxes were packed with meats, vegetables, fruits, and even candy and gum by local volunteers who also when needed carried them out to the cars of those recipients who needed such assistance. The food was provided to the town by The Potter’s Storehouse in Jonesville.

In addition, the event also featured presentations by organizations such as the Union County Commission on Alcohol & Drug Abuse. The Commission was represented by Executive Director Anzetta Pyles.

Mayor Mary Ferguson-Glenn said Friday she was pleased with Wednesday’s food distribution, which she said proceeded successfully despite weather conditions.

“It went well,” Ferguson-Glenn said. “We had a good turnout in spite of the weather. We were able to help people in our community in need.”

Ferguson-Glenn thanked The Potter’s Storehouse for continuing to provide the town with food for its distribution event as it has in previous years. She also thanked the Carlisle residents who volunteered their time to help with the distribution.

“Without them this program about not be possible,” Ferguson-Glenn said.

The Food Distribution was one of three community events the town will be hosting this month.

Community Membership Day

On Thursday, April 13 from 10 a.m-2 p.m., the town will host a Community Membership Day which will include a visit by the Regional One helicopter.

Carlisle has partnered with Regional One to provide limited air transport service at no cost to the citizens residing within its municipal limits when transported to a medical facility by Regional One Air Med Care.

Community Membership Day will be an opportunity for the public to upgrade their coverage and check out the Regional One’s helicopter which will be at the Carlisle Town Hall.

Easter Egg Hunt

The town will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 16 at 3 p.m.

The Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Carlisle Town Hall. It is for children ages 10 and under. All children participating in the Easter Egg Hunt must be accompanied by a parent.

For more information about these upcoming events call the Carlisle Town Hall at 864-427-1505.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Volunteer Tatianna Ferguson carries out a box full of food for Shirley Jeter during the Town of Carlisle’s Food Distribution Wednesday morning. The distribution was for residents of the town who received boxes of food containing meat, vegetables, fruit, and even candy and gum. The food for the distribution was provided to the town by The Potter’s Storehouse in Jonesville and boxed up for distribution by Carlisle volunteers like Ferguson.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_IMG_0574.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Volunteer Tatianna Ferguson carries out a box full of food for Shirley Jeter during the Town of Carlisle’s Food Distribution Wednesday morning. The distribution was for residents of the town who received boxes of food containing meat, vegetables, fruit, and even candy and gum. The food for the distribution was provided to the town by The Potter’s Storehouse in Jonesville and boxed up for distribution by Carlisle volunteers like Ferguson.

Charles Warner | The Union Times These are some of the boxes of food that was distributed by the Town of Carlisle to needy residents of the town Wednesday morning. The boxes, which were packed by local volunteers, contained beef stew, salmon, mashed potatoes, berries, candy, gum, and raisins. The food was provided to the town by The Potter’s Storehouse in Jonesville. The distribution was held at the Carlisle Town Hall.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_IMG_0573.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times These are some of the boxes of food that was distributed by the Town of Carlisle to needy residents of the town Wednesday morning. The boxes, which were packed by local volunteers, contained beef stew, salmon, mashed potatoes, berries, candy, gum, and raisins. The food was provided to the town by The Potter’s Storehouse in Jonesville. The distribution was held at the Carlisle Town Hall.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Brianna Jones of Absolute Total Care addresses some of the Carlisle residents receiving boxes of food during the Town of Carlisle’s Food Distribution Wednesday morning. In addition to providing food to needy residents, the town also provided them with the opportunity to hear from health care and health care-related organizations like Absolute Total Care and the Union County Commission on Alcohol & Drug Abuse.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_IMG_0560.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Brianna Jones of Absolute Total Care addresses some of the Carlisle residents receiving boxes of food during the Town of Carlisle’s Food Distribution Wednesday morning. In addition to providing food to needy residents, the town also provided them with the opportunity to hear from health care and health care-related organizations like Absolute Total Care and the Union County Commission on Alcohol & Drug Abuse.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Town of Carlisle Municipal Clerk Shannon McBride (right) watches as Carlisle resident Charles Derrick (left) signs up to receive a box of food during the town’s food distribution Wednesday morning. Residents who qualified for the boxes of food distributed had to bring with them photographic identification and fill out applications. The distributions are held each year at the Carlisle Town Hall.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_IMG_0567.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Town of Carlisle Municipal Clerk Shannon McBride (right) watches as Carlisle resident Charles Derrick (left) signs up to receive a box of food during the town’s food distribution Wednesday morning. Residents who qualified for the boxes of food distributed had to bring with them photographic identification and fill out applications. The distributions are held each year at the Carlisle Town Hall.

Charles Warner | The Union Times These packs of meat are ready to be divided up among the boxes of food distributed to qualified residents of the Town of Carlisle during the town’s food distribution event Wednesday morning. The town holds the distribution each year at the Carlisle Town Hall with food provided by The Potter’s Storehouse in Jonesville and boxed up by Carlisle volunteers.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_IMG_0558.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times These packs of meat are ready to be divided up among the boxes of food distributed to qualified residents of the Town of Carlisle during the town’s food distribution event Wednesday morning. The town holds the distribution each year at the Carlisle Town Hall with food provided by The Potter’s Storehouse in Jonesville and boxed up by Carlisle volunteers.
Carlisle distributes food to needy residents

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 846-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 846-762-4090.

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