CARLISLE — Area residents in need of food and/or heating assistance will have a chance to get both at the Carlisle Town Hall on Wednesday.
Mayor Mary Ferguson-Glenn said Monday that the town is again joining with The Potters Storehouse to distribute food to needy families in the Carlisle area. The Jonesville area church has distributed food to the needy of Union County each month for the past four years. In 2011, the church began providing food to the town for distribution to the needy of the Carlisle area.
Ferguson-Glenn said that, as in the previous distributions, Wednesday’s distribution will be held at the town hall and will be for Carlisle residents only. She said those seeking the town’s assistance must bring with them photo identification that includes proof of their residence and plastic bags to carry the food items town officials and volunteer will be distributing.
An average of 100 families have received food from the town during each of the distributions over the past year.
The food distribution will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ferguson-Glenn said the town’s next food distributions will be in November and December. She said the town wants to ensure that needy families have food for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
While the food is being distributed, Ferguson-Glenn said representatives of Carolina Community Action (CCA) Inc. will be present to take applications for heating assistance from qualified area residents.
Ferguson-Glenn said those who apply for heating assistance must bring with them proof of their income, personal identification, a Social Security card for them and ever member of their household, and a bill or statement from their utility provider.
Carolina Community Action Inc. is a private non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote self-reliance of income eligible individuals and families by forming partnerships which will provide a systematic reduction of the causes and conditions of poverty. Its programs are funded through the Department of Health and Human Services and administered through the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) in Columbia.
For more the food distribution and the heating sign-up call (864) 427-1505.