By Tia Lynn Ivey
The new food pantry in Madison is asking the community for financial help to keep providing this crucial service for families in need as the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep across the state.
That Madison-Morgan Community Food Pantry is weekly food pantry out of the original Middle School, located on Pearl Street in Madison, to gather, assemble and distribute grocery boxes for families in need every Saturday morning. The food pantry was born out of the Morgan County Ministers Union’s grocery giveaway ministry, which began in response to the coronavirus pandemic as families were struggling financially. Now, that ministry has grown, with more churches, community groups and volunteers joining in to help ensure families in need get the nutritious sustenance they need each week. Each week volunteers assemble and give away about 150 boxes of groceries. Every Saturday morning at 11 a.m., families in need are invited to drive up to the original Middle School on Pearl Street in Madison to receive a box of groceries for free.
The Conrads Family Foundation has offered the group a new $10,000 matching grant to help sustain the ministry. The board of the Madison-Morgan Community Food Pantry is asking the community for donations.
“We would like to take this time to introduce our Board of Directors and also say a big thank you to all of the many churches, civic groups and volunteers for their support,” said Reverend Robert Terrell, chairman of the board of directors for the Madison-Morgan Community Food Pantry. “As we continue to fill the gap and support the needs of our community we have again been blessed with a $10,000 Matching Grant from the Conrads Foundation and we need your help.”
Also serving on the board is Marie Perriman, Mary Peters, Hope Burroughs, Maynard Thompson, Erik Thompson, Peter Wibell and Sherry Terrell.
To donate to the Madison-Morgan Community Food Pantry, mail donations to Post Office Box 407, Madison, Georgia 30650.