INSIDE THE DURAND Loaves & Fishes food pantry, a team of volunteers works quickly to load each client’s food request for curbside delivery. To protect the pantry’s more immunocompromised staff members, fill-in volunteers like Ralph Rheingans (loading shopping cart) have been pressed into full-time duty during the ongoing public health crisis.
Durand Loaves & Fishes was forced to close for two weeks during April in order to establish a plan that would allow the food pantry to continue to serve its communities while ensuring the safety of staff and clients. The Durand Loaves & Fishes food pantry serves the communities of Bancroft, Byron, Durand, Gaines, Lennon and Vernon. Residents of those communities can utilize the pantry once every 60 days.
To donate to Durand Loaves & Fishes, nonperishable food items (boxed or canned goods) can be dropped off at the Durand Assembly of God, 702 N. Oak Street. Checks made out to “Durand Loaves & Fishes” can also be mailed to the church.
Durand Loaves & Fishes is supported entirely by the generosity of area individuals, businesses, churches, schools and service groups, is governed by a volunteer board of directors and is staffed solely by volunteers.
(Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)