By Martha Jacob –
The Catholic Charities “Food for All” Food Pantry will be open from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15 at the Centenary United Methodist Church, 110 N. 2nd Street in Ripley.
This marks the third month for this event which has been well received by the communities of Ripley Aberdeen and Higginsport, according to Jackie Bouvette, coordinator of the outreach program.
“We purchase our food from the Free Store and Food Bank in Cincinnati, Bouvette said.
“Tables will be set up in the United Methodist Church where people can just walk through and volunteers will fill their boxes and bags with fresh, healthy foods.”
The food pantry will be held every third Wednesday of the month. After the June event, the next food pantry will be open July 20, then August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21.
Photo ID’s and proof of residence (Brown County only) will be required (ie. utility bill). Please bring your own bags to carry groceries if available. This event is made possible by the Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio and the strong support of the Ripley Ministerial Association, area churches and many volunteers.
To help with this food pantry please contact Ruth Allen at St. Michael Parish office at (937) 392-1335 or at (937) 213-0526 to pre-register for this distribution.