The holidays are the time when food distribution points and pantries see the most need. One of those is Central Presbyterian, 1260 Dauphin Street in midtown Mobile.
In a recent request for donations for Central's Thanksgiving Food Drive (and I paraphrase from Lisa C. Warren Studio), the following information is given:
"We've started preparing for the Thanksgiving holidays," she wrote, and asked donors to drop off any items needed in the box marked for that. For more information or to donate online, see https://cpcmidtown.com/donation-page-for-the-food-pantry. All donations will go directly to the pantry to help those in need.
A little background and current status of the Central Food Pantry: The Pantry, which started in 2005, has grown to serve more than 1,200 Mobilians each month.
Today, Central offers three food pantries serving seniors at Dearborn YMCA, at Leinkauf Elementary School and at the original Pantry, which serves the community at large (combined more than 1,500 per month.)
The goal is to provide fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and grains to those in need.
The food pantry receives donations of food from local grocery stores, community gardens, Feeding the Gulf Coast and the general public. Canned meats, peanut butter, sugar, flour, and breakfast foods are well received.
However, monetary donations are what make the greatest impact on our ability to provide quality, nutritious food to our clients. For a $1 (one dollar) donation, the organization can buy 8 ½ lbs. of fruits, vegetables, and meats from Feeding the Gulf Coast to give out each week.
Volunteers are a needed asset; without them The Food Pantry would not be the success it is. Not only does the organization need people to give out food on the days the pantry is open, but also to help with jobs behind the scenes such as fundraising, marketing and networking."
Photos and information from Lisa C Warren Studio posts.