submitted by Reverend Craig Conklin
COLFAX — The Caring Ministries and its two programs, the Colfax Emergency Food Pantry and Support for Sunday have moved into two rooms of the former Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center, located at 1010 High Street. The goal of these two programs is to offer food support for those with a need.
The Emergency Food Pantry is to assist people during times of true emergencies as it is not set up to be an ongoing grocery source. To receive emergency assistance a person needs to call 715-704-6400 for an appointment. The other program, Support for Sunday is a backpack program that provides a weekly five pound package of food for families of grade school and Head Start students with a need for this package. Currently this program needs packaging volunteers. If interested, contact Caring Ministries at 715-704-6400.
The move could not have happened without the help of the Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center Board of Directors and the dedicated volunteers of the Caring Ministries program. Those who were especially helpful were Jill Gengler of the Colfax Health and Rehab Center with her staff, Ernie and Geri Bates, Dan and Dort Lee, Ken Holler, Tim and Lynn Lauffer, Chuck Miller and Ken and Kathy Tape who helped with the move and the reorganization of the pantry shelves.
The Caring Ministries Emergency Food Pantry and the Support for Sunday programs welcome food and monetary donations. It is through your donations these two programs continue to exist.