Dennis White

Dennis White of the Commerce Food Pantry says the organization has seen a sizable increase in requests for food assistance in the past year.  He says about 200 families per month are assisted.  The Food Pantry (housed at the First Presbyterian Church)  is one of the organizations that receives funding from the charity organization Commerce Community Cares.  Dennis says the Food Pantry has started offering cooking classes to its clients.  Dick Latson, a member of Commerce Community Cares, says the current fund raising drive will continue u

Malcolm Hornsby

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.

Scott Harvey / KETR

COMMERCE - The Commerce Food Pantry had been running dangerously low on supplies. So the last few Sundays before worship volunteer Dennis White has stood before his fellow church members to remind them of the growing need to restock the shelves.