The Milton Community Food Pantry did an emergency food distribution April 14, rescheduled from April 13 due to bad weather. MCFP President Donna Murawski facilitated with the Food Bank of Delaware for two pallets containing 144 boxes of food for distribution.
The pantry, through the kindness of the Town of Milton and its mayor and police chief, used the municipal parking lot across from the library for a drive-through distribution site. This minimized contact with clients and also allowed the volunteers wearing masks to practice social distancing. The pantry also received a COVID-19 grant to offset the additional costs at alternative distribution locations.
The pantry’s next food distribution in the Magnolia Street municipal parking lot is Monday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to noon.
The pantry is a member of United Way and Delaware 211; it normally distributes food on Mondays from 114 Federal St. in Milton. At this time, distributions are intermittent; check the schedule on the pantry website, www.miltonpantry.org.