Medina church distributes more than 100 Foodlink boxes
Photos by Tom Rivers
MEDINA – Andrew Lafave, a volunteer with Calvary Tabernacle Church, carries a box with food to a trunk of a vehicle on Monday afternoon during a Foodlink distribution at the church, which is at the old Medina High School on Catherine Street.
Foodlink dropped off 300 boxes and the church distributed 110 from 3 to 5 p.m., including 85 in the first 40 minutes, said Donna Poore, coordinator of the distribution and the food pantry at the church.
Donna Poore helps the vehicles to line up. She was tasked by Foodlink to find out the zip code of each recipient and the number of people in the family.
Kurt Strickland helps with the food distribution on Monday. The church had nearly 200 boxes of food left over after the distribution. Those boxes will be used for the church’s food pantry, which is open Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Some of the boxes might also go to the food distribution Friday in Albion from 9:30 to 11:30 at the Main Street parking lot, across from Hoag Library. Community Action runs that food distribution. It went through all 300 of its boxes during the first distribution on April 17.
People don’t need to register for the food distribution. They are encouraged to clean out their trunks and keep their windows closed. Volunteers will put a box of food in the trunk and then close the trunk.
Daniel Tabor, another volunteer at Calvary, gets a box ready. The boxes included citrus.
The boxes on Monday were a little lighter than usual due to increased demand on Foodlink.
The bags of citrus were added to the other boxes of food.