The Feed the Need food distribution program is scheduled for this Friday, Jan. 18, from 8 a.m. until noon and volunteers are asked to take time out of their busy schedules and lend a helping hand.
Feed the Need organizer Mark Oakes said the program is essential to families trying to meet their food requirements from one end of the month to the other.
"Over 900 families have been vouchered for this food distribution, which is a community-driven project by local volunteers trying to make a dent in the food insecurity our community is experiencing," said Oakes.
He added the families receiving the food have met certain guidelines and are vouchered for six months before they have to reapply.
"Families that have lost employment, living in public housing or receiving other state and federal assistance benefit from this program each third Friday," said Oakes. "All families are vouchered for the program for a six-month period by trained volunteers with Matthew 25:40 and The Salvation Army."
Volunteers are being asked to assist in the food distribution and Oakes said they are not only welcomed, but are very needed.
"With this program, each month we go through a large amount of volunteers, which are always needed," said Oakes. "If you have time to spare a few hours this Friday, please come out to the Dyer County Fairgrounds and lend a hand."
This month's Feed the Need program will take place on Friday, Jan. 18. Volunteers are asked to arrive at the Dyer County Fairgrounds on Community Park Road at 7 a.m. Food will be distributed to residents participating in the program from 8 a.m. until noon. Feed the Need is always the third Friday of the month at the Dyer County Fairgrounds.