With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to give back to the community and help out a family in need. The Starke County Food Pantry is asking for donations to help stock their shelves, and Rhonda Overmyer at the pantry said they are most in need of shampoo, laundry soap, dish soap, canned tuna and soups, canned fruits and vegetables, box dinners similar to “Hamburger Helper” dinners, macaroni and cheese, and pancake mix and syrup.
Community Services of Starke County serves more than one-fifth of the county’s population with their various services. Nearly 1000 families per month visit the food pantry, while 823 people utilize transportation regularly each month. More than 700 families sign up for energy assistance and many more make use of other services offered by the organization.
You may drop off your donation at the Community Services of Starke County Food Pantry, located at 311 E. Culver Road in Knox.