During April the Chalice Cupboard assisted 73 families in Sevier County, including 145 adults and 104 children, totaling 249 people.
Food added to the pantry weighed 2,236 pounds. This included 683 pounds of purchased food plus donations of 1,553 pounds. Churches (First Christian, First United Methodist, First United Methodist Women and St. Barbara Catholic) gave 392 pounds. Individuals gave 260 pounds. De Queen High School, Pilgrim’s Pride and Sevier County Library gave 801 pounds and 100 pounds was donated anonymously. Total food distributed weighed 2,320 pounds.
Individuals living in Sevier County who need food may receive help at the Chalice Cupboard at 315 N. 5th St. in De Queen on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-3:15 p.m. Food is given to those requesting assistance once each three-month period of the year.
Chalice Cupboard appreciates the support of everyone who helps in this service.
Suggested non-perishable items from those people who want to make a donation are peanut butter and cereal. Any money donated will be used for the purchase of food.
The bank balance on April 30, 2019 was $4,424.27.