40,000 pounds of food delivered to help Wyandanch pantry restock bare shelves
A Wyandanch food pantry got a much-needed delivery that will help go a long way to feeding many families in their time of need.
The Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center received 40,000 pounds of food, helping to make the bare shelves full once again.
The food donation was initially delayed because of a snowstorm in Wyoming.
Managers of the food pantry say if they didn't get this recent donation, they would have spent thousands of dollars and dipped into their budget to buy food. That would have only given them food for two weeks. This delivery will now carry the pantry through July.
"There are a lot of needy people," says Robert Martin, a Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints elder. "This food delivery is going to help a lot of people over the next few months."
Noelle Campbell, the executive director for the Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center, says this is the biggest donation the center has ever received in more than 10 years.
Campbell says the food donation will go a long way to helping the 1,000 individuals they serve each month.