OACAC helps fight food insecurity

For families and communities dealing with food insecurity issues, finding help in their biggest time of need can make all the difference.

Recently, in a unique partnership between the Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation’s Barry County Neighborhood Center and the Habitat of Humanity of South Barry County ReStore, help can be found in the form of a give-and-take food pantry.

Gail Reed, Barry County Neighborhood Center supervisor, said the process of getting the pantry in place began in October 2019.

“With a $4,000 grant from the Sedora Foundation, we were able to begin building and stocking the food pantry,” she said. “The $4,000 was divided between 10 counties, so we got $400.”

Link here to read the full story by Jordan Privett of the Cassville Democrat, printed 5/20/20.