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Local ministries out of funds
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The News recently ran a story about local ministries being out of funding to provide those in need with shelter, food and utility bill assistance. Several businesses and community organizations have started collecting donations and canned goods for these ministries.

To make a donation send a check to the following local ministries.

 • Community Food Pantry
  7125 Turner Lake Circle
  Covington, Ga. 30014
  Hours: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., Monday and Thursday; 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tuesday and Friday

 • FaithWorks
  P.O. Box 2972
  Covington, Ga. 30015

 • Rainbow Covenant Ministries Homeless Shelter
  P.O. Box 683
  Porterdale, Ga. 30070.

Other donation locations are:

* Canned goods drive at the Newton County Health Department
8203 Hazelbrand Road
Covington, Ga. 30014
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday and Thursday.

* Rotary canned good drive: Canned goods and non-perishable food items will be collected at every Tuesday lunch meeting until further advised.

Please email or comment on this story to tell us where and what residents, businesses and community organizations can donate.