JONESVILLE — Juice drinks and a variety of fresh fruit were among the items distributed to more than 400 needy families by The Potters Storehouse Monday morning.
Monday’s distribution had originally been scheduled for Feb. 5 but had to be postponed because of the first of two winter storms that have struck Union County this month. The distribution was at first rescheduled for this past Saturday, but had to again be rescheduled because of the second winter storm which covered the county in up to eight inches of snow and ice last week.
Pastor Don Moore said Monday that while the distribution was successful, the need to reschedule it twice may have reduced turnout.
“It was pretty good, but we were off a little bit because some people I think didn’t know we were having it,” Moore said. “We still distributed food and other items to more than 450 families.”
Moore said all those who participated in the distribution got meat. He said they also got fresh fruit and juice drinks.
“We had a lot of fruit today,” Moore said. “We actually had fresh strawberries; big plums like you’d find in a produce stand; sweet potatoes; and a lot of mixed vegetables.
“We also had lots of fruit drinks for distribution,” he said. “Three weeks ago we got a tractor-trailer load of fruit drinks. We had plenty of fruit drinks to distribute today and we still have plenty of drinks for a while to give.”
Moore said The Potters Storehouse will hold its next distribution on Wednesday, Feb. 26.
“We’ll be back on our regular schedule next Wednesday,” Moore said. “We’ll have our regular distribution that day.”
Moore said the church’s food ministry was not only well-stocked for Monday’s distribution, but will be equally well-stocked for next Wednesday’s.
“There was plenty to go around this time,” Moore said,” and there will be plenty for next week.”
To make a donation, volunteer, or receive more information about the TPS food distribution program, call Pastor Don Moore at 864-680-3465.
Charles Warner can be reached 864-427-1234, Ext. 14.