October 04, 2010 –
The Harvesters truck parked at the Community Building.
MAYETTA: Several volunteers from the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation were on hand last Friday to help pass out fresh food from a Harvesters Community Food Network truck to waiting cars lined up near the Community building on Buffalo Drive.
The Harvesters Community Food Network, a food bank that serves 26 counties in northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri, has partnered with the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance in developing a Rural Mobile Food Pantry Distribution that will continue to be held on the first Friday of every month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the reservation.
Doug McCook, who drove the truck and was in charge of the volunteer effort, said that anyone can receive food but that they do request only one site visit per month. In addition to the PBPN, Harvesters distributes food to two other locations within the county.
For more information on the program call Jackie Cummings, Director of Housing at 785.966.2756 or go to Harvesters is www.harvesters.org.
Volunteers who assisted with the distribution last Friday.
Cars lined up one at a time while the food was given out. Safety was first and those who needed assistance were helped.
Roland Matchie, PBPN, has been instrumental in getting the food pantry organized on the reservation.