Jonesboro food pantry moving to new location

Published: Apr. 7, 2022 at 9:47 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Jonesboro food pantry experiencing growing pains will soon move to a bigger location.

Helping Neighbors Food Pantry is currently renovating parts of Highland Drive Christian Church, 501 W. Highland Dr. in Jonesboro, for its new base of operations.

The pantry serves thousands of people throughout the area, which calls for a lot of food and a lot of space to store it.

President of the pantry, Gary Latanich, said it was time to make a move.

“We need more space. We need something that has got better ventilation and not so much water and this became available to us,” he said.

The organization plans to install more refrigerator space, as well as more space to store the food.

The goal is to open by the summer.

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