Campbell County Pantries
Jellico Elementary School - October 10, 2020
On Saturday, 10 Oct 2020
, Compassion Ministries conducted a mobile food distribution, in the parking lot of the school. While there are still lots of folks being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we had many people tell us, “We really appreciate you coming out and helping our community.”, or “This has been a rough year and just when I thought I had made it, I lost my job and we’ve had a difficult time.” These thankful hearts make this job a true blessing.
At Jellico, we served 441 families, representing more than 1,513 family members, from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. There was lots of rain just before we began setting up but we only experienced misty rain throughout the day. We worked with the city of Jellico and the school staff to get the word out regarding the pantry. But the ones who probably helped us the most, were multiple members of the Campbell County Volunteer Rescue Squad; they were there from the time we arrived until we closed it down, and helped keep the traffic moving and in some sort of order.
Beside our regular volunteers from Cornerstone Church, we had great help from members from the school staff and Grace & Glory Fellowship. Along with the group from Grace & Glory, was Mr. George Vaughn came along to help. Mr. Vaughn is 87-years old and worked the bread station all day. God has no limits on the age nor the physical ability of volunteers. We will find a position/job for you and we could not do these pantries without the continued assistance of these and many other volunteers.
As we have done since the pandemic first started and to protect our customers (and volunteers) from possible contamination, they arrived in their car, we gained required information, and told them to open their trunk, and drive by the service areas where the volunteer staff loaded food into their trunks.
White Oak Elementary - September 2017
On Saturday, September 23rd, Compassion Ministries joined with the Principal Miller and his staff in Duff, Tennessee to conduct a Mobile Pantry. Their heart is clearly for the well being of their students and families. Special thanks to the many local volunteers and Grace and Glory church who made it possible.
Caryville Elementary - March 2016
Jellico Elementary - March 2015
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