Gobles-Kendall Area Food Pantry grateful to local mail carriers for food collection

   GOBLES - On May 11, the National Association of Letter Carriers, held its 27th Annual “Stamp Out Hunger” campaign. Food was collected, nationwide, by the carriers, taken back to their post offices and distributed to food pantries across the United States.
   Carriers from the United States Post Office in Gobles, collected approximately 1,540 pounds of food from their community. The items  were transported to the Gobles-Kendall Area Ministerial Association Food Pantry, Gobles, which has served the Gobles, Kendall and Bloomingdale areas since 1976.
   “The volunteers of the Gobles-Kendall Area Ministerial Association Food Pantry (GKAMA Food Pantry) know the kindness and generosity of the community people and felt blessed as they sorted, separated, and shelved the 1,540 pounds food,” said Pantry Director Pastor Sheila Baker.
   The GKAMA “Gobles Pantry” was established by the Gobles-Kendall United Methodist, St. Jude’s Catholic, Bethany Presbyterian and Gobles Seventh-day Adventist churches. The pantry is housed on the grounds of the Gobles UMC.
   Pastor Baker said the pantry serves about 20-30 families each Saturday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. from the Gobles, Kendall and Bloomingdale areas. The pantry is also a monthly distribution site for Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency's Commodity Supplemental Food Program for qualifying people who are 60-plus years of age. Quarterly, they distribute TEFAP foods, on a first come, first served basis for people needing an extra boost of food.
   Find the “Gobles Pantry” on Facebook.


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