February 25, 2013

The food pantry shelves at Red Bird Mission are looking bare these days. Tracy Nolan says, "The Federal Food and Shelter funding was not provided last year and this year's funding has not been issued yet.  This makes it impossible to keep up with the community's need for emergency food assistance."
Emergency food boxes for families provide a seven-day supply of food that includes proteins, milk, grains, vegetables and fruit. The following items are desperately needed:
        • cereal   
        • juice 
        • soup 
        • tuna 
        • pasta noodles
        • mashed potatoes
        • beef stew
        • jelly
        • vegetables 
Last year, Red Bird Mission distributed 348 emergency food boxes to low income individuals and families, 198 monthly sponsored boxes to families with children, and 2,016 Commodity boxes to older adults. Careful screening is done each time a request comes in to verify the need.
 
Contact Tracy via email or call 606.598.0520 if you have questions.
 
Donations may be
  1. Sent to Red Bird Mission, 70 Queendale Center, Beverly, KY 40913 and marked "Food Pantry"
  2. Made online with a credit card through Red Bird Mission's website. Type "Food Pantry" in the description field.
  3. Made by calling 1-888-726-3459 for credit card donations by phone, or requesting a form for bank transfers. 

 

Red Bird Mission, guided by Jesus Christ, empowers individuals and advocates justice by providing spiritual, educational, health, and community outreach ministries. Red Bird Mission's ministries reach more than 14,000 people living in Bell, Clay, Harlan, Knox, and Leslie Counties in the mountains of eastern Kentucky.