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Area organizations offer help to those in need

Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Area organizations are looking to help out those who need assistance. Volunteers from the community are also needed by these organizations to assist with their annual Christmas giving projects.

The Salvation Army, 1424 E. Market Street, (260) 356-3485, offers food assistance one time per month. They will also be offering Christmas assistance and volunteers will be needed to help with the packaging and distribution of gifts and food.

Love INC, 715 Byron Street, (260) 356-0933, has a food pantry and weekly food assistance program available on a first come, first served basis. They also have an emergency food assistance program, limited to two times monthly by appointment only. Recipients will be given three days’ worth of meals, including meat, fruit, vegetables and grains.

The New Life Fellowship Meal Ministry is a soup kitchen located in downtown Huntington. Director Bob Burnsworth says 80 to 100 meals are served each night in a take-out format.

Gethsemane Ministries Food Bank, 2239 Hartman Street, (260) 786-3031, is available during winter months.

First Church of the Nazarene, 1555 Flaxmill Road, (260) 356-1614, has food pantry distribution from Noon to 3 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month for Huntington residents only.

Mission House Food Pantry, now located at Loon Creek Church, 734W-100S, can be contacted at (260) 224-3218 for distribution. It is a monthly food distribution every fourth Wednesday.

TurnPointe Church of the Brethren, 500 W. Logan Street, Markle, (260) 341-1408, is a food pantry that gives food to residents located within five miles of the church on the last Wednesday of each month. Markle Food Trunk is located at 145 E. Morse Street, Markle, can be contacted at (260) 758-2855. A farm wagon is available Tuesday at 1 p.m. Master’s Food Pantry, at the Markle Church of Christ, is open on the third Saturday of the month.

Bread of Life Food Pantry, 132 Nancy Street, Warren, is available to Warren residents only, on Wednesday every week from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. excluding Thanksgiving week.

Healing Waters Ministry Food Pantry, 5811W - 606S, Mt. Etna, (260) 273-6702, are available once per month.

New Hope Ministries, 1167 N. Seminary Street, Roanoke, gives free bread or sweets, household products, hygiene and baby products on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Shepherd’s Food Pantry, 365 Leedy Lane, Andrews, on the third Thursday of the month, 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Contact any of these organizations to see how you can be of help or to donate. Those needing assistance should also use the phone numbers listed above.