Jesus Focus Food Pantry in Southampton has been serving an average of 250 families a week during the pandemic. But on Tuesday, its drive-thru food pantry, set up specifically to adhere to pandemic guidelines, was destroyed.
For now, the pantry has moved inside, which means less staff to handle the people arriving to pick up food. They are also starting a fund drive to pay for the damages, but, Hamilton-Derry added, it’s a very heavy lift financially.
“We’re still assessing the damage. I am concerned there are so many trees to clean up and dispose of, and that number may go higher. But at this point, we are looking to raise $5,000.”
The money will be used to replace the damaged tents and remove the fallen trees.