Colony ready to enroll food pantry recipients; volunteers needed

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Colony’s Educational Complex will house the Carpenter’s Cabinet food pantry and will host volunteer training this Saturday. (Tribune file photo)

COLONY – On Sunday, the Town Of Colony issued the following notice:

Carpenter’s Cabinet of Colony

Food Pantry and Community Resource Center

Applications for the food pantry located in the education complex at 151 Byars Road will be taken on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 a.m. to noon starting Oct 2nd. Photo identification, proof of address and income required. We will begin food distribution in early November. Currently have stocked frozen meats, produce, canned and dry goods.

Volunteers are needed to shelve food and to pull and box on distribution days. Training for volunteers is required. Call 256-347-5446 to sign up.

Please pray for our mission in feeding those in need around us!

Volunteer training this Saturday

Colony’s new food pantry will hold its first volunteer training session at the Colony Educational Complex this Saturday, Oct. 6, starting at 9 a.m. with breakfast prepared by councilman and former professional chef, James Ashford.  Come to eat, stay to help feed!  The pantry will hold an open house on Oct. 17 and will begin distribution of food on the first Wednesday in November.

Carpenter’s Cabinet food ministry

Carpenter’s Cabinet is an established faith-based ministry with pantries in Falkville and Holly Pond in partnership with the North Alabama Food Bank.  Once set up, Colony will be able to purchase food in bulk from the North Alabama Food Bank for only 14 cents per pound; donations to the town’s pantry will be tax deductible.

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