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God's Storehouse Needs Help
Wednesday, 14 November 2012

November 14--  God's Storehouse in Vidalia may have to close it doors unless it gets money to buy food.

Director Tina Houser says the economy is the worse she's seen in the 12 years the Storehouse and the adjacent Jesus Inn shelter have been in operation on McIntosh Street in Vidalia.

"The average income down here is barely $600 a month.  It's either pay the light bill, and the light bill has gone up, or pay the rent, and the rent has gone up, and they don't have enough money for food," she reports.

"I'm feeding over 150 people in the soup kitchen each month and in the shelter I'm feeding over 560 breakfasts and dinners and lunches run about 100 people.  The brown bags I give out food in on the second and third Wednesdays are going to close to 200 families," Houser says.

She says churches in Vidalia and Lyons and businesses like Dot Foods help with the food supply, but she needs $3,000 a month to meet demand.

"I know we have people in Vidalia who have a heart for the needy and I'm just asking them to give what they can give.  I know times are hard but I know God is still on the throne and I know he can help us," she believes.

God's Storehouse is also planning to have its annual Thanksgiving meal and this year Tina expects more people than ever.

"I'm making food for 1,400 people.  I'll start serving on November 21, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and my serving line will open at 10:30 a.m.  Last year we served 1,298, but this year I'm cooking for more," she reports.

If you can help in the kitchen for the Thanksgiving meal or if you can donate money in any amount, Tina's number is 538-1730.

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