GUERNSEY – The Guernsey Community food pantry fed approximately 150 families and on a very warm August day, there were 20 volunteers that came out in the extreme heat to help pack the cars that were backed up by 1 p.m. for over three city blocks.
“Our volunteers are incredible and show the spirit of our community,” Pat Russell, community food pantry president said.
Once a month, Russell goes to Evansville to pick up special loads of food available to those families that may need a little help in putting food on their table. On this day, Steve Corztrac, Brad Cook and Kellie Augustyn made the journey with Russell to make the pickup and load the flatbed trailer. On other weeks, the Wyoming Food Bank will deliver loads to Guernsey.
The community food pantry is running out of the basement of the Guernsey United Presbyterian Church located at 310 S. Wyoming Ave., and has its own nonprofit status and is not associated with the church other than utilizing the space.
“I can’t say enough about the residents of Guernsey that continue to bless us by volunteering when I ask,” Russell posted on her Facebook page. “I hope I don’t miss anyone as many more came to help in the 100-degree day than expected. Thank you! Thanks to Steve, Brad and Kelly for going to Evansville to pick up the produce and protein Thanks to Denise, Cheryl, Pat Quick, Bev Spungin, Anna Denardi, Jamie Cowan, Elle and her husband, Kris Shaw, Diane Griffith, Darrell, Gabrielle Foggie, Joselyn Foggie and Joshua Foggie and their cousin, sandy Johnson. I hope i didn’t miss anyone and if I did, I apologize. Everyone thank you. It is amazing to have the support to do this.”