A library in Wayne County is teaming up with the Salvation Army to feed families in need.

The Newfoundland Public Library distributed boxes of food to families financially struggling through this crisis

Many food banks in Wayne County took a direct hit due to Covid-19

“We have never been through something like this before. When it started happening we could see the need happening, families getting nervous and paychecks not coming in.

And with demand soaring – these pantries are struggling to keep food on the shelves.

“We see a lot of food coming in from different parts of the state now to try and make sure these different pockets are taken care of. “

The Newfoundland Public Library and the Salvation Army are teaming up to fill that need.

Volunteers setup a pop-up food pantry in the parking lot of the Newfoundland Library.

“We feel like this is the best way to help the community and get them the things that they need. “

The Salvation Army donated boxes of food. Volunteers braved the pouring rain, packing enough food to feed 40 families for the week.  

“This is fabulous. We are just very happy to be able to help. “

And for Reese, she’s overwhelmed by the generosity of the community.

“We have had people donate their stimulus check and tell us to get food and its really heartwarming to see the response we are getting. “