Community food pantry has new home

Published 6:19 pm Friday, June 29, 2018

The Storehouse Community Food Pantry will be moving from its current location, 907 South St., to the Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.

The move became necessary when a portion of a wall where the food pantry is housed collapsed due to torrential rains April 6. The food pantry had been in the building owned by Crawford Street United Methodist Church since 2012.

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Since that time, food pantry officials have been searching for a viable location for the nonprofit organization.

The food pantry has been a critical source of goods for the public. According to Bill Mounger, who serves as the board president of the food pantry, the Storehouse Community Food Pantry served 4,057 people, which comes to 48,684 meals (3 meals a day for four days) in fiscal year 2017. 

During the move, the food pantry will be closed from July 6 until July 23. For those who are scheduled to receive food during this time, the volunteers at the food pantry have asked people to please plan ahead and come either Monday or Thursday next week.

No food will be distributed during the move.

Also, the food pantry is looking for volunteers with flatbed trucks, trailers and muscle to assist with the move. If anyone or group is interested, please call Mounger, 601-497-1714.

Volunteers with the Storehouse Community Food Pantry would like to extend their appreciation to the Rev. Tommy Miller and the Good Shepherd Community Center Board for the use of their facility.

The food pantry will resume operations at its new location beginning July 23.

For those interested in making financial donations, please mail checks to the Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St., Vicksburg, MS, 39183 and specify the donation is for the Storehouse Community Food Pantry.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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