ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - The Aberdeen Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry is prepared to distribute to south Monroe County families this weekend, but they need volunteers.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, inmates in the work service program at the Monroe County jail helped get meals out to residents in need, but right now that isn't an option.
Lloyd Massey, the executive director of Aberdeen Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, says despite losing those volunteers, they are still distributing food as quickly as possible with the support of volunteers in Aberdeen.
"I was so proud of the way Aberdeen showed up and supported us last month. We need that again," Massey said.
The food pantry will pass out food boxes Friday morning for more than 200 area elderly.
This weekend they will implement a drive-thru method. Residents 70+ will be able to drive past the pantry on East Canal Street to get their meals.
On Saturday, south Monroe County residents will be able to receive food without needing a pantry card.
Food will be distributed at 8 a.m. on Friday (70+ only) and Saturday (south Monroe County residents).
If you would like to volunteer, you can show up to the Aberdeen Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry at 7:00 Saturday morning.