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Mobile Food Pantry Hits the Road

SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Grocery shopping outside in 35 degree weather isn't the most ideal situation, but the circumstances behind what's brought people out today are far from ideal as well.

130 families in rural Scioto County are taking advantage of a new mobile food pantry that came to Franklin Furnace on Thursday.

The pantry is part of Lutheran Social Services based in central Ohio.

Manager Mark McPherson says the line is proof it's filling a need.

"Roughly 60 southern Ohio food pantries have closed in the last few years. People, here, need help," McPherson said.

Here's the Schedule for the Mobile Food Pantry
You must call ahead to register.

Lawrence County: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 101 S. Sixth St., Ironton, OH, 45638, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

Gallia County: New Life Lutheran Church, 170 New Life Way, Gallipolis, OH 45631, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month; Grace United Methodist Church, 600 Second Ave., Gallipolis, OH 45631, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.

Meigs County: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 161 Mulberry Ave., Pomeroy, Ohio 45769, 12 to 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.

Scioto County: St. John Lutheran Church, 5600 Junior Furnace-Powellsville Road, Franklin Furnace, Ohio 45629, 12 to 2 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.


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