It's business as
usual, with some additional precautions, at the Westchester Neighbors Food
Pantry distribution today.
The number of
volunteers who come in contact with donations has been limited and all are
wearing masks, according to Board President Dawn Ruge.
Neighbors Food Pantry does a drive-through distribution every other Tuesday
for clients who are pre-registered. Ruge said 15 new people registered last
week, and "We've been blessed with the community's support", including local
supermarkets that provide baked goods and local farmers who have recently
provided fresh produce for distribution.
Also, the Food
Pantry is in need of donations (especially ramen, brown grocery bags, and
kidney, chili, or baked beans) since several food drives that would normally
supply donations have been canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations of
gluten-free products are also greatly appreciated.
Donations can be
dropped off at Porter Bank or the Chesterton Police Department.
RePurpose Place, at
102 Beverly Drive, also announced Tuesday on its Facebook page that
customers can receive 25 percent off any one item if they bring in a can of
soup for the Food Pantry.