During January the Chalice Cupboard assisted 86 families, including 170 adults and 133 children, totaling 303 people.
Food added to the pantry weighed 1,508 pounds. This included 1,011 pounds of purchased food, plus the donation of 497 pounds of food. First Christian Church, First United Methodist Church and St. Barbara’s Catholic Church gave 113 pounds. Individuals gave 84 pounds. Flowers Bakery, KDQN and Triple S. Farm added 300 pounds. Total food distributed weighed 2,800 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 crackers and soup. Any money donated will be used for the purchase of food.