Community Kitchen receives donation of freezer

Saturday, June 24, 2017
The Monett Community Kitchen has received the gift of a 10-by-10-foot walk-in freezer from the First United Methodist Church in Monett for storing food pantry groceries. Melissa Priest, co-director with Carol Stidham, said the freezer will be a great help in providing groceries for 1,800 people each month. The volume of food distribution has left food in low supply. Dry goods are kept in part of the church’s bus barn. Priest said the Community Kitchen would welcome donations of fresh produce or meat. Additional information is available by contacting Priest art 236-3505. Pictured with the freezer are Priest, Stidham and Melba Gressley, head registrar for families who must meet income requirements to participate in the grocery distribution that helps approximately 700 families. Murray Bishoff/times-news@monett-times.com

The Monett Community Kitchen has received the gift of a 10-by-10-foot walk-in freezer from the First United Methodist Church in Monett for storing food pantry groceries.