The Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will be in the parking lot of Lockhart First Baptist Church at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, and will be handing out food for those who need help with their food costs based on their level of income.
This will be the first time the mobile pantry will make an appearance in Lockhart and the event is being facilitated by the council on aging which partners with Second Harvest — a food bank program based in Charlotte — on a regular basis to help senior citizens in need of assistance.
“Anybody who needs it can come,” said Union County Council on Aging Director Earl Black. “They don’t necessarily have to be seniors even.”
To qualify to receive food from the Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry, people must fall under the following household income guidelines:
• $1,354 per month for a household of one person.
• $1,822 per month for a household of two people.
• $2,289 per month for a household of three people.
• $2,757 per month for a household of four people.
People who want to receive food through the mobile pantry also must register.
Applications can be picked up at Lockhart Town Hall, Lockhart Cafe and the council on aging offices.
Black said his agency has seen the need for food assistance in Union County and added anyone who meets the income guidelines is welcome to register for the food distribution event.
“We’d like to be able to help,” he added.
The need the council on aging’s board has seen prompted it to go outside its normal mission of serving the senior citizens of the county but Black said the agency — which works with Second Harvest on a regular basis and was helpful in getting the mobile pantry to come to Lockhart — is more than glad to be able to help.
“Times are so tough our board felt we needed to be involved in helping other folks out,” he said.
For more information on the upcoming mobile food pantry event, contact Lockhart Town Hall at (864) 545-2103.