Neosho Food Pantry Moves to New Location

Published 06/09 2014 06:34PM

Updated 06/09 2014 08:14PM

NEOSHO, MO.--- The Help Center is settling into their new building in hopes to helping more residents in Newton County. 

"Exciting and great and blessed. We really appreciate it. There's so much room. We're not falling over one another, we're not falling over boxes," said Donna Wilson, Help Center Director.

The Help Center in Neosho has moved into a location at Highway 86, just east of Interstate 49. The new facility is double the size of their old location on Main Street, so staff members have more room to better serve those in need.

"The Help Center is to help the low income families with the groceries as in emergency food. And we try to help them, and you know, with the daily needs that they might have," said Wilson. 

The food pantry helps more than 800 low-income families every month. You must qualify first in order to receive groceries. 

"We need proof of address and we need some type of income verification. And they can tell us, bring us a pay stub. If they aren't getting anything, just let us know," she said. 

The center also serves as a thrift store where anyone can shop for discounted prices.

"Children's clothing, which is very good items. We also have what nots, you know and dishes. Just a lot of jeans, men's, ladies', and children's," said Barbara Hubbard, Help Center Volunteer.

The building was purchased by gospel Lighthouse Church in Neosho. The Help Center is always taking donations for food and volunteers who just want to help. Anyone interested in helping can drop off donations at the center.

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