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Food pantry
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There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.

-- Mahatma Gandhi

The citizens of Covington and Newton County have always been more than generous when there has been a need.

There is now a need. The Community Food Pantry is running dangerously low on food.

We always seem to think of the food pantry around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. In the summer, we don’t usually spend a lot of time eating big meals with the family, so we tend to forget that there are other families in our community in need. While we go on vacation, they don’t even have the means to buy the basic foods to feed their families.

If you can spare some food from your pantry or if you are going to the grocery store this weekend, would you consider buying an extra bag of groceries, just the basics like soup, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, cereal, and jelly?

The groceries can be dropped off at 7125 Turner Lake Circle. The hours to do so are Mondays and Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m., and Tuesday and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information, call 770-784-0037.

If you take the time to do this, you’ll not only be helping your neighbors, but you’ll for sure be feeling a lot better about yourself.

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