On a sunny Saturday, May 23, the parking lot of Advancing Native Missions on Route 151 in Afton set up a drive-through food giveaway of 10-pound bags of potatoes and canned goods. Gleaning for the World Humanitarian Aid provided 500 bags each holding 10 pounds of potatoes to the mission. The local effort was organized by John Parker, pastor of The Warehouse Church at 10450 Critzer Shop Road. Parker and a group of volunteers together gave away all 500 bags. The Nelson Food Pantry came to the Afton site and picked up 50 bags for their packing and distribution days on May 29 – 30.
Pat Gayhart is on the board of Disciples Kitchen in Waynesboro, where efforts to feed the hungry have changed since COVID-19 restrictions. Volunteers are still helping in some form every day with ongoing outreach outdoors at Second Presbyterian Church on Delphine Avenue most days.
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: Disciples Kitchen bagged lunch for take-home, 11:30 – noon
- Friday: Lunch at Salvation Army at Second Street & Delphine Avenue
- Wednesday: Take-home grocery bag at Basic United Methodist, Delphine Avenue at 5th St., 6 p.m.
- Saturday: Breakfasts bags available at 10 a.m.
- Sunday: Late day meal at 4 p.m. by Love, Inc.
- Drive-up, curbside grocery is now offered at Main Street Methodist Church Pantry. Pickup at 601 W. Main Street (next to Wayne Theatre). The daily food pantry is Monday through Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m.