portsmouth-dailytimes.com

Ministry brings mobile fruit and vegetable pantry

John Stegeman Sports Editor

July 17, 2012

Wayne Allen


PDT Staff Writer


Potter’s House Ministries of Sciotoville is all set to host a free fruit and vegetable mobile pantry to qualifying Scioto County families on July 23.


“This is our first time trying this. We have done mobile pantries in the past, but we have never done a fruit and vegetable mobile pantry,” said Linda Davis, Potter’s House Ministries spokeswoman.


She said the difference between visiting a food pantry and a fruit and vegetable pantry is that, “at the regular mobile pantry one would get meat, canned food and dry goods. At the fruit and vegetable mobile pantry one would get just that — fruits and vegetables.”


She said Potter’s House is bringing in the fruit and vegetable mobile pantry from the Free Store Food Bank in Cincinnati in an effort to get residents to focus more on healthy eating. Some examples of what one would get at the fruit and vegetable mobile pantry would be tomatoes, cabbage, potatoes, onions, pears and apples.


“Through the fruit and vegetable mobile pantry we can help up to 200 families. Each qualifying family will receive an average of 30 pounds of fruits and vegetables for free,” Davis said.


Davis said if there is enough interest Potter’s House hopes to make the fruit and vegetable mobile pantry available several times throughout the summer months.


“We ask that those interested families give us a call to see if they meet income guidelines,” Davis said.


For more information, or to find out if you qualify, call Davis at 740-776-4004.


Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 208, or wallen@heartlandpublications.com.