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Mobile food pantry will be in Picayune this Saturday

Grace Ministry will be giving away over 5,000 pounds of groceries at a mobile food pantry on Aug. 1.

The drive-thru event will begin at 9:30 a.m. at 326 South Main St., Picayune—the parking lot next to the police station. Bags of groceries will be available for anyone in need. The grocery pickup will be contactless and food distributors will be adhering to social distancing.

Grace Ministry is holding the mobile food pantry because of the impact COVID-19 has had on the community, said Director Rose Gray. Event organizers want to give back to the community and help people who have lost jobs due to COVID-19, or who may have been affected by the pandemic.

“We would like to bless the community,” she said.

Gray is hopeful the mobile food pantry can continue in future years.

The 18-wheeler truck full of donated food items came from church donations and from Feeding the Gulf Coast, a food donation organization that is based in Alabama.

For more information on the mobile food pantry, Gray can be contacted at 601-347-4661.