YMCA partners with local pantries for food drive

Published: Nov. 10, 2021 at 7:34 AM CST
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Officials at Douglass Community Services in Hannibal say they’ve seen more people using their food pantry than before.

The YMCA of Hannibal is partnering up with local food pantries to help stock the shelves.

The Y will wave the $75 joining fee for anyone who donates 25 canned or non-perishable food items.

For every 10 cans donated current YMCA member will be entered into a drawing.

Half of the food will go to the Douglass Community Services food pantry and the other half will go to various church pantries.

“We are seeing people that at one point had enough money to keep things above the table and on the table,” Douglass chief development officer Stacey Nicholas said. “But because of rising food costs for, rising fuel costs for cars, if they were just on the line of making they are slipping below making it and so they are needing to make use of pantries like this one.”

Officals at Douglass Community services say while canned goods are good, meal components such as spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, are beneficial for people who want to make their own meals.

The food drive runs from now until November 19.

To donate go to the Hannibal YMCA front desk during business hours.

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