Jonesville’s Potters House is seeking funds for a once-a-year opportunity.
Pastor Don Moore said the storehouse has the opportunity to purchase food from Second Harvest Food Bank during June for five cents per pound. This deal is only offered once every year at Second Harvest Food Bank and only lasts for one month. Shoppers can only shop once a week for 30 minutes, but Moore said a box truck could be filled within that time.
“To take advantage of this we need money to shop and rent a truck,” Moore said. “We can go two times a week starting Thursday, June 16.”
Moore said it will cost approximately $500 to buy the food and $170 per trip for the truck and fuel — a total of approximately $670 per trip.
“But remember, we are getting three times our normal amount of food,” Moore reminded. “Think about it as 20 lbs. of food for $1.”
In May, over 2,500 people were served during Potters House food distributions, and 50 new families were added to the list of those receiving food.
“In addition to this we are serving about 50 families and individuals who are handicapped or bedridden and have no transportation available to them,” Moore said.
In order to keep the program in action, Moore is seeking donations, which he said have slowed down considerably since the program’s beginning nearly two years ago. Moore said that any help people can offer with this shopping opportunity and/or the storehouse power bill — which was around $300 in May — will be greatly appreciated.
“As always, volunteers are also needed and appreciated,” Moore added.
The next distribution event will be on June 25 at 9 a.m. New registrations are welcome and can be filled out on distribution days.
For more information call Pastor Don Moore at (864) 680-3465.