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Local food pantry outlines new year needs

The needs continue for Helping in His Name Ministries, Inc., Food Pantry, which must replenish its equipment and supplies to be able to continue its operations, according to the non-profit organization’s president, Nola Love.

Love said in the food pantry’s newsletter, there is a need for updating and replacing five computers.

“The ones we have are well-used,” she said. “They are screaming for help. We also use a lot of copier paper, in keeping good records,” she continued. “Our source for discount paper has dried up. Gifts of copier paper would also be greatly appreciated.”

Additionally, financial support helps keep the pantry’s lights on, and its shelves full.

Love asks donors to join the ministry’s Proverbs 19:17 Donor Program, in which individuals and families donate $19.17 monthly. The program stems from the biblical passage Proverbs 19:17.

“He who lends unto the poor, lends unto the Lord and that which you have given He will repay,” said Love, reciting the verse. “Becoming a monthly Proverbs Donor will make a difference in the lives of those who are hungry and in need.”

Donors may also give canned food items, and personal hygiene products.

The food pantry’s hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9 a.m., until 1 p.m.; and Tuesday and Thursday, from 6 p.m., until 8 p.m. All clients are seen by appointment only.

For an appointment, call (678) 565-6135.

To learn more about the pantry, and how to volunteer or donate, visit

“In the new year, we wish God’s blessing on all our Pantry friends,” said Love. “Don’t forget to look beyond your world and see your neighbor who is struggling.”