Hope Food Pantry marks first year of operation

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Mary Taylor, Trudi Halstead, Vince Turco, LeRosa Dixon, Vicie Dallas, Shan Jordan, Cynthia Williams were among those attending the one year celebration opening of the Hope Food Pantry on Aug. 18. Kneeling in front of the adults were Kageiana Badie and Jacob Williams.

The Hope Food Pantry celebrated its first year in operation on Aug. 18. The pantry, located at 1200 Ninth St. in Holly Hill, first opened its doors on Aug. 9, 2011.

The pantry registered 55 families in its first month of operation. To date, 370 families and 988 individuals have been served.  Twenty-five bags of food are donated each week and plans are being made to add an additional day of donations in the near future.

Restoring Hope Incorporated (RHI), sponsor of the pantry, was established as a Community Development Corporation of Hope Fellowship Church of Daytona Beach. The pantry operates within the guidelines of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

If you or someone you know needs food assistance, contact the church at 386-226-1122.

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