YMCA partners with local pantries for food drive


QUINCY (WGEM) –

Officials at Douglass Community Services in Hannibal say they have seen more people using their pantries than before.

Hannibal’s YMCA is partnering with local pantries to help stock the shelves.

The Y will waive the $ 75 membership fee for anyone who donates 25 canned or non-perishable foods.

For every 10 cans donated, the current YMCA member will be entered into a draw.

Half of the food will go to the Douglass Community Services pantry and the other half will go to various church pantries.

“We’re seeing people who at one point had enough money to keep things above the table and on the table,” said Stacey Nicholas, director of development at Douglass. “But because of the rising cost of food, the rising cost of fuel for cars, if they were just about to do it, they slip under doing it and so they have to use pantries like this. “

Douglass community service officials say that while the preserves are good, meal components such as spaghetti and spaghetti sauce are beneficial for people who want to prepare their own meals.

The food drive runs from now until November 19.

To make a donation, visit the YMCA Hannibal reception during opening hours.

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