The Wesley House Community Center is asking for food donations to continue its mission of helping families in need.
“We really haven’t had many donations this summer. Our shelves have literally gone bare except for green beans or a few cans here and there,” said Elizabeth Graham, the center’s executive director.
So far, the center has had to reach out to other food pantries for donations.
“Love’s Kitchen helped us yesterday with some food. As I told Fanny, if it had not been for them, we could have given nothing but green beans. They helped us out. We’ve already given three or four bags away,” said Graham.
The community center typically gives food to up to 50 families a week. Graham said that all donations are welcome.
“We’re looking for any type of non-perishable items in cans, or things like rice and pasta, soup, canned meats, tuna, peanut butter, and other vegetables.”
She explained that she knows the center’s food shortage won’t be for long.
“I just appreciate very much the support that the community has given Wesley House, and I know Meridian is a great community for stepping up and supporting the families in need.”
If you’d like to make a donation, you can simply stop by or call the center.