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Pantry directors thank the community for its support

The Pantry Board would like to offer sincere thanks to all of the community-spirited members of St. John’s Catholic Church who served 440 households, a total of 998 people, in the month of October.

Our many thanks and appreciation to Beta AlphaPsi-Ole Miss Professional Society. This group provided more than 150 hours working with St. John’s Church volunteers. Holmes Community College in Grenada had eight nursing school first-year students travel to Oxford to perform community service hours at the Pantry. Megan Wilson from Water Valley organized the group. Dollar Tree of Oxford collected donations for the Pantry and delivered 1,200 pounds of canned goods. West Springfield Baptist Church collected donations for the Pantry and delivered more than 1,000 pounds of canned goods. 

Many thanks to Sanderson Farms, Walmart, Kroger, Lusa’s Pastry Cafe, Panera Bakery-Cafe, Bost Farms, Community Garden and the Oxford City Market. The Pantry Board appreciations the support and contributions of our Lafayette County and city of Oxford residents. Your generosity enables “The Pantry” to feed many people. Visit us on Facebook….The Pantry. 

Donate in honor of a loved one with a Pantry donation gift card. The cards are available at the Community Trust Bank 312 University Ave. in Oxford. 

The Pantry is located at 713 Molly Barr Road in Oxford and can be reached at 662-832-8001. The Pantry is open on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for dropping off contributions. On Wednesdays it is open for clients under the age of 65, and Thursdays for clients 65 and older from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. When dropping off donations please sign the “Donor Book” and include a correct mailing address if you would like a tax receipt for your gift.

Barbara J. Smith

Pantry publicist