Community Responds to K8 Food Pantry Report

August 11, 2005--Posted at 5:45 p.m. CST


JONESBORO--On Tuesday, August 9, K-8 News at Six showed how a local church program to feed the needy took a crippling blow, due to the work of thieves.  S ince that story aired, an outpouring of help from the community has restocked the pantry’s shelves. 

Pastor Larry Hunt from Fisher St. United Methodist Church said, “We’ve had a lot of people tell us that they saw it on the evening news, and that’s the reason that they came. The evening news really had a big impact.”  


 The response has been tremendous. 


“We are back and going because of the wonderful support of this community,” he said.

The community support has been so great, that the church is now looking for more storage space.  


“We have folks that have taken it to their homes to store in their freezers,” the pastor said,  “We have a local business who’s storing a lot of food for us.”

The positive response is good, but Pastor Larry says there’s still going to be a need for food year round.  If you’d like to give back to the community through the Fisher Street United Methodist Church, you can.  You can send a contribution to:

United Methodist Church

(Food Pantry)

PO Box 877

Jonesboro, AR 72401