The Starke County Food Pantry served 272 families in the month of December. That amounts to 855 people including 109 elderly patrons.
Community Services of Starke County Executive Director Joan Haugh said while the numbers haven’t been calculated, the donations were generous in December. December is a popular month for donations as it’s primarily the season for thinking of others and while this is great, Haugh said it’s important to donate throughout the rest of the year. More than 8000 pounds of food were distributed in December.
The food pantry is in need of cereals, peanut butter, canned meat, canned fruits and vegetables, soups, juices, toilet paper, shampoos, laundry soap, dish soap, deodorant and other non-perishable items. You may drop off your donation at the Community Services of Starke County Food Pantry, located at 311 E. Culver Road in Knox.