After government officials decided to implement the shutdown, the Lord’s Cupboard inventory took a big hit, especially with baby food and supplies. At one point, there were just a few jars of food and a box of wipes left, but thanks to generous donations by members of the community, they were able to refill their products.
“It’s amazing how this community has rallied,” Milner said.
As long as the government continues to be shut down and food stamps are taken away, more of an increase in the amount of people going to the Lord’s Cupboard could continue. According to Beth Woodard of the Salvation Army, hopefully they will have a reserve pantry in case those needing food can’t wait until the hours that the Lord’s Cupboard is open, which will help the community continue to weather the storm.
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