Food and beverage relief help continues in Jefferson City

7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago Tuesday, May 28 2019 May 28, 2019 Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:00:00 PM CDT May 28, 2019 in News
By: Jordan Alejandre, KOMU 8 Reporter
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JEFFERSON CITY - The central and northeast Missouri Food Bank's mobile pantry truck was in downtown Jefferson City Tuesday afternoon.

The mobile pantry truck that is sponsored by United Way of Central Missouri brought canned goods, cereal, and even produce to the streets to give residents something to eat.

One volunteer who's worked within the Food Bank for years said this mobile pantry wasn't working alone.

"We brought it in as a compliment to the First Christian Church who does a food pantry on Tuesdays of every week. So, we thought it'd be a good way to bring in extra food and catch people that we didn't have to advertise [to]," said Ann Littlefield.

Littlefield said she also expects there to be more of these pantries coming soon.

Littlefield and the Food Bank weren't the only ones downtown handing things out Tuesday.

Owner of Serendipity Coffee and Tea, Lori Asel, and her daughter Izzy came from Linn to go around downtown Jefferson City to offer fresh drinks to passers-by. 

"When everything happened, we thought how can we pitch in and help..., so we brought our coffee and tea [free of charge]," said Lori Asel.

Tuesday marked the sixth day of cleanup and relief around Jefferson City and relief crews will be back again Wednesday. 

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