Local food pantry distributes 11 tons of food

Distribution day at the Lewis Co. Food Pantry.

Imagine distributing 11 tons of food to those in need.

That's what the Lewis County Food Pantry does once a month for county residents.

"Everything came in yesterday and we counted and figured out how much we can hand out based on sizes of families so that's what's happening today—distribution," said volunteer Jerry Prather.

The food pantry distributes a shopping cart amount of food to Lewis County residents once a month.

Volunteers such as Culver-Stockton College sophomore Leon O'Hara help make this distribution possible.

He along with his basketball teammates volunteer at the food pantry each month.

"It's a good feeling knowing that I helped someone else out," O’Hara said.

Mandy Gosik is the Executive Director.

"I would not be able to sleep at night knowing there's something that could be done if I wasn't willing to do it. There's clearly enough food to go around," said Gosik.

Mandy says volunteers make the world of difference in the lives of those in need.

"If everybody pitched in a little we could make sure that everybody had enough," Gosik said.

The food pantry is always looking for new volunteers. Monetary donations are also accepted.

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