Dear Editor: The Community Food Pantry has completed its move to its new facility at 7125 Turner Lake Circle SW, next to FaithWorks. For 20 years, the Community Food Pantry was housed by the First Presbyterian Church of Covington. Because of the deterioration of the old facility, the move became necessary.
We are grateful to Ed Hutter Associates for their hard work and generosity in the renovation of the building. We appreciate the guidance and counsel of Jim Alexander and Frank Turner Jr., the assistance of FaithWorks, the continued support of the Newton County Minister's Union and the tireless work of Rosalee Thompson, our loyal manager for the past 20 years, and her regular volunteers.
Extra monetary donations from churches enabled the process. A number of people from community churches helped in the moving of refrigerators and freezers, furniture and food. Thanks to former mayor Sam Ramsey, the Covington City Council and the Covington Housing Authority for paving the way for this successful venture as we seek to help care for the needs of Newton County citizens. God has blessed us.