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Commerce food pantry seeks more space

Malcolm Hornsby
Commerce Food Pantry Inc. could get an additional refrigerator if it had the space to put one.

The local food bank that serves Commerce needs more room. Commerce Food Pantry Inc. board president Dennis White told the city council at a Jan. 21 meeting that the agency has outgrown its current space, according to a report in The Commerce Journal.

White told the council that Commerce Food Pantry serves 45-50 families weekly, or about 200 people monthly. The food bank is open Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church on Monroe Street.

“We need your help,” White said, according to The Commerce Journal. “We’re running out of storage and need refrigeration units.”

White told the council that the food bank could get an additional refrigerator if it had 1,000 square feet of space.

The city council will revisit the issue at its February meeting.