JONESVILLE — The lack of a truck to bring in a steady supply of food caused the number of families receiving assistance from The Potters Storehouse to decline during the second of two distribution events in August.
Outside the church is a sign that asks the public to “Pray, we need a truck.”
The sign was placed there because the 16-foot box truck the church used for years to bring in food from Charlotte is no longer working and must be replaced.
Pastor Don Moore said in August that the church is hoping to raise approximately $10,000 to purchase a 26-foot box truck to replace its old one. He said that with the larger truck he will be able travel to Charlotte, NC, and get free food every week.
While the church is working to raise the needed funds, it is using a pick up truck to bring in food for the distribution events. The pickup truck, however, is not able to carry as much as a box truck.
Moore said that the inability of the church to bring in as much food as it did when the box truck was working negatively impacted its last food distribution event on Aug. 27.
The Potters Storehouse holds food distribution events twice a month and usually provides food and non-food items to an average of more than 700 families.
Moore said that at the Aug. 27 event the church was only able to serve a little more than 500 families. He attributed this to the church’s lack of a box truck to bring the amount of food it did previously.
“The lack of a truck is hurting us,” Moore said. “That’s all the more reason for us to get a truck.”
Moore said that as of Monday he’d managed to raise $1,000. This was in the form of a donation from an individual Moore said he spoke to about the matter in August.
For more information about The Potters Storehouse and its food ministry and/or to make a donation to the ministry or toward the purchase of the new truck and/or volunteer, call Pastor Don Moore at 864-680-3465.