A state food pantry event was swamped as people in vast numbers flocked to get their shopping. It is really heartening that we are able to help stated one state official especially given the numbers. A lot of people are in need as further lockdowns came into effect. They are trying to get jobs and their welfare cheques have been stopped. Consequently, it is a godsend for us some people were heard to say. Officials confirm there are a lot more new people than the last event. Turkeys in the thousands were handed out and were extremely welcomed. People are really happy with those as now they have something to go on the Christmas table for the children.
The need is so acute that state officials are planning to hold more such pantry events this week.