Mobile Food Pantry Dates Announced for Early 2021 - Family Resource Network Strives to Make Food More Accessible to Calhoun County Food insecurity is a real concern for many in Calhoun County, and the local Family Resource Network (FRN) is making connections and pooling resources to keep people from going hungry.

Over the past year, the FRN has garnered USDA Support to continue providing Silver Linings Boxes (supplemental commodity food for seniors), provided extended Summer Feeding programs throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, and established their own Food Pantry that those eligible can visit weekly (open 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.). Additionally, they have hosted several Mobile Food Pantries with Mountaineer Food Bank.

These Mobile Food Pantries are open to anyone and everyone in Calhoun County! There are no income requirements to participate. The dates have been announced for two Mobile Food Pantries early in 2021: Friday, January 22 at 11:00 a.m. and Friday, March 19 at 11:00 a.m.

For those unfamiliar with these pantry drops, Mountaineer Food Bank drives a box truck into the old Calhoun Banks drive-thru lot (see above) and unloads tons of food; volunteers then distribute food to community members through a drive-thru format. Those participating are asked to not exit their car, but instead, direct the volunteers as to where to load their food.

Again, these Mobile Food Pantries run from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In order to assure limited disruption to traffic in Grantsville, drivers are asked to not begin lining up prior to 10:45 a.m.; additionally, volunteers will be positioned to help with directing traffic. Please be courteous to those individuals.

Finally, the Calhoun County FRN would like to thank the many volunteers who have assisted over the past year. They are who make this event possible. See you all on January 22!