PHFP doing well, in spite of pandemic

Staff Writer

The COVID-19 pandemic was in full swing during 2020. With job losses and children spending a lot of time at home, people would need more help than ever before. The Project Homestead Food Pantry has a mission to provide food to hungry people who need a helping hand. Director, Jane Scott, was worried about her clients with schools and businesses shut down due to the pandemic.
"We thought there would be a decrease in donations, while seeing an upswing in those needing our help," Scott said. "I shouldn't have worried. This is the most generous little town. I would never want to live anywhere else."
The Progressive Foundation of Clay County made donations of food to the food pantry this year.
Martha Allen, with Extra Table made donations of gallons of milk during the summer. Extra Table will be providing bags of food specific to the nutritional needs of children in January.
Wednesday morning Scott was called to Save-a-Lot to pick up 40 bags of donated food for the pantry.