'Stimulus' food distributed at Loaves and Fishes

Friday, July 24, 2009
Loaves & Fishes Food Bank volunteers who were packing stimulus food items for immediate distribution included First Christian Church youth (from left) Elizabeth Hale, Emily Hale, Hanna Davis and Caitlan Davis.

BERRYVILLE -- "Stimulus" food is making its way to area residents by way of the Obama administration's American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The Act added many more food items to both the Emergency Food Assistance Program and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program within the USDA commodity distribution.

Loaves & Fishes Food Bank offers commodity distribution to all eligible people in Carroll County.

Clients are to receive their regular allotments -- plus these additional foods to boost assistance for families dealing with current economic conditions.

The "stimulus" foods must be distributed within the next few weeks. Loaves & Fishes Food Bank is open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. The food bank is located on Bunch Springs Road just south of the Berryville city cemetery.

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