Sandra Hammock, with Jones County’s Mobile Pantry, spoke to the commissioners at the meeting about the help she needs with food distribution. She said distribution is once a month, and the boxes each family receives weighs between 65 and 75 pounds.
She said last month $53,000 in food was distributed, and the agency has distributed 9,000 meals to Jones County families.
Hammock said the food comes from the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank and local food banks. She said the school system works with the program.
She said Highway 49 has been targeted recently as an area that needs to have a food distribution. In Gray, First Baptist Church allows the agency to use its facility, parking lot, and shelter.
“If we have help from the sheriff’s department trustees to assist us, it helps. Otherwise all we have are senior citizens, and it’s tough,” Hammock said.
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