Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Crossroads Cowboy Church is partnering with the SERVE Food Pantry to make their services more accessible for area residents.
Starting on Oct. 4, Williamsburg area residents may pick up food from the church, located a half mile east of Missouri Girls Town — between 5:30 and 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.
“Crossroads Cowboy Church is going to pick the food up and distribute it in Williamsburg,” said Julie Roark, director of SERVE’s Callaway Action Network. “Financially, that’s not something that’s feasible for us to do, but with them willing to do the transportation, it’s something we’re definitely willing to try.”
Gayle Owen with Crossroads said the church made the decision because they saw a real need in the community.
“We just wanted to get it started so people who didn’t have a way to get into town, or for whom it was a hardship to get to town could still get the food,” Owen said. “If the food is available, it should be a community responsibility to make it accessible.”
The new outreach program will be similar to one already conducted by Shiloh Methodist Church in Holts Summit. Shiloh distributes food from SERVE from 1-3 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month.
New or existing clients simply need to contact the SERVE office at (573) 642-6388 to get signed up.