Long Beach Community Food Pantry receives large donation

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This morning, more than 500 pounds of non-perishable food items was donated to the Long Beach Community Food Pantry.

Thanks to the efforts of the nonprofit organization ‘School of Athens’ and Long Beach Girl Scout Troop 4625 for collecting the generous donations, the food pantry can now continue to better serve the more than 3,000 families they help each year.

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The father-son trio travel from Oklahoma frequently to host food drives and bring other fundraisers back to the place they’ll always call home, but Michael McGill says this time they’re even more grateful to have the opportunity to give back in the middle of a pandemic. “We just finished feeding the homeless at Loaves and Fishes in Biloxi and we’re seeing an influx in people needing extra food. So, they are needing to be fed. So, it’s so great to be able to get together and come out to the community and provide this food and those dishes and the things that are needed right here in our home state.”

The group was also able to provide 1,200 pieces of personal protection equipment for South Mississippi nurses.