Colony Carpenter’s Cabinet grab-and-go to offer grab-and-go meals starting Wednesday, June 2

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Colony’s Educational Complex and Tom Bevill Branch Library. (Cullman Tribune file photo)

COLONY, Ala. – The Colony office of Carpenter’s Cabinet will start its summer feeding program on Wednesday, June 2 and running through Aug. 11, 2021, offering grab-and-go meals from the pantry at the Colony Educational Complex, 151 Byars Rd. near Town Hall. The first week’s menu includes a range of items selected for balanced nutrition, like: 

  • Ham, turkey and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches 
  • Chocolate milk and fruit juices 
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables  
  • Cheese 

The Carpenter’s Cabinet of Colony food pantry has been designated as a Summer Food Service Program Site by the Alabama Food Bank Association. 

Lunch and snacks will be available to all needy children 18 years of age and under (or persons 19 and over who are mentally or physically disabled and participating in a public or private nonprofit school program for the mentally or physically disabled).  

Curbside grab-and-go food distribution will take place at the Education Complex Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. – noon, or until all food has been distributed, holidays excepted. This is on a first-come, first-serve basis; food will not be reserved or delivered. 

There is no registration or qualifying paperwork required to participate in this program. The meals are free to the children and available to all children in the pantry’s service area and their guests. If a child is not present when lunch/snacks are picked up, the person making the pickup will confirm that the food is for a child and must give the name of the child. 

Food allergies should be reported to the pantry ahead of time to allow for alternate food to be delivered. 

Summer activities in the works 

Colony Librarian Brenda Johnson told The Tribune on Thursday that the Tom Bevill Branch Library, also at the Educational Complex, plans to offer programs for children this summer, though she did not share details at the time. For more information, contact the library at 256-287-1573. 

Colony Councilwoman and Parks and Recreation Committee chair Jasmine Cole at Tuesday’s council meeting announced that she plans to hold a “Colony Day” celebration Saturday, Aug. 7. The event is still in the preliminary planning stage, but Cole said that families will be invited to the park to set up tents and grills for a time of community fellowship, with children’s activities and softball. 

For more information or to volunteer for “Colony Day,” email Jasmine Cole at colejas92@gmail.com

The Tribune reached out for information on other Colony summer plans to interim town clerks Gwendolyn Purifoy and Jamelle Dimbo, who declined to speak. 

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