Clarksville, TN – Manna Café Ministries is seeking 50 volunteers to step up Friday and help people who lost food supplies during the power outage caused by last weekend’s storm.
The ministry at 605 Providence Boulevard, Clarksville, will receive a special shipment of food from Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee at 8:00am Friday.
Volunteers are needed to unload and pack the food into boxes, and then help with the distribution process.
Friday’s special Mobile Pantry is geared to help people who lost food because of the power outage. It will be from 10:00am to 2:00pm Friday at 605 Providence Boulevard. This will be a drive-through operation, where clients can enter, fill out an application, and then have volunteers place a food box in the vehicle.
Food boxes include items such as boxed and canned goods, fresh produce, dairy, beans, rice, meat and bread.
Other Agencies Also Offer Food
The City of Clarksville Office of Housing and Community Development, which helps provide resources and homeless services, said two other local agencies — Community Action Agency and Urban Ministries — also are offering to assist people in need of food because of spoilage during the power outage.
People should contact Community Action from 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday at 931.896.1800 for an interview to determine eligibility and identify needs.
People in need of food also can go to Urban Ministries main office at 217 South Third Street, Clarksville, from 8:00am to noon Monday-Friday.
Loaves and Fishes operates a Soup Kitchen that serves meals from 10:30am to noon Monday-Saturday at 215 Foster Street in Downtown Clarksville. It also has a Food Distribution Center that distributes food to churches and agencies helping the needy.