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Clay County Helping Hands Adds Food Box Ministry

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader

The Clay County Helping Hands has found a new way to help its community with a food box ministry.

Clay County Helping Hands Board Member Eric Copass said the remaining funds from the now closed thrift store allowed the helping hands to provide the service.

“There was a huge need to meet with helping people out with food,” Copass said. “All the money that we have leftover, we decided as a board to deplete using those funds to help providing food boxes.”

Copass said the board is currently looking for a new facility to operate the ministry until funds run out. The helping hands has enough funds to continue giving food boxes until December.

“One of the great things that happened was the organization we buy food from reimbursed us for two months worth of food, so we were able to get back around $3,000 back in our system,” Copass said. “We are looking for another facility to operate the food boxes.”

Copass said multiple churches are also donating food and money. If donations and funding continue to grow, the food box ministry could become a permanent service for Clay County. Copass said right now, the helping hands is helping people on a food box list created last summer.

“If we go forward and continue to do this and have the funds to do this, we are going to have to work on a way to communicate that to our area,” Coppass said. “Right now, we are just working of the list from the school system, and people we helped in the past.”


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