With unemployment skyrocketing amid the coronavirus pandemic, some families are forced to figure out how to feed everyone, which, in turn, has local food pantries seeing the demand soar.
NOW TO REBOUNDKANSAS CITY --AN INITIATIVE WELACHED TO HELP YOUBOUNCE BACK FROM THEIMPACT OF THECORONAVIRUS.IN THESE CHALLENGINGTIMES FOR SO MANYPEOPLE"BUYINGFOOD"IS NOT AS SIMPLEAS IT WAS A COUPLEMONTHS AGO.AND MANY FOODPANTRIES ARE SEEINGMORE VISITORS.BUT AS 41 ACTON NEWSREPORTER NICK STARLINGSHARES" ONE CHURCHIS SEEING A SHIFT INWHO IS SHOWING UP FORHELP.FOR THE PAST 10 YEARSTHE OVERLAND PARKCHRISTIAN CHURCH HASHELD A FOOD PANTRY TOHELP SERVE THECOMMUNITY, BUT LATELYTHEY'VE SEEN THE NEEDGRWO AND NOTICING ACHANGE IN WHO ISCOMING TO GET HELP.-FOOD AND OTHERESSENTIALS..nats: ' tide.FILLS THE TABLES OUTSIDEOVERLAND PARKCHRISTIAN CHURCH ASCARS ROLL IN.Eric Murrell, Visited foodpantryGood thing that the pantriesare available.FOR ERIC MURRELL-IT'STHIS DRIVE THRU HELPINGHIM AND HIS FAMILY GETBY-IMPACTED BY THECORONAVIRUEric Murrell, Visited foodpantrySometimes the part time woisn't enough finance for thehousehold.HELP LIKE THIS ISSTEADILY GROWING ASUNEMPLOYMENTSKYROCKETS IN BOTHKANSAS AND MISSOURI.Rev.
Laura Phillips, SeniorPastorOverland Park Christian ChurchLast month we doubled theamount of food that wepurchased from harvestersand then this month wecontinued that doubling andwe added the third foodpantry.THAT THIRD PANTRY IS ONMONDAY AT 1PM-ASSENIOR PASTOR LAURAPHILLIPS TELLS US--THEY'RE GETTING 10PALLETS OF FRESH FOODFROM HARVESTERS-Rev.
Laura Phillips, SeniorPastOverland Park Christian ChurchBecause they have so muchfresh food right now, there arefarmers that would normallysell their produce torestaurants, and sense theyare unable to do that they'redonating their fresh produce toharvesters.PHILLIPS ALSO NOTICES ASHIFT IN WHO IS COMINGTO THE PANTRY.Rev.
Laura Phillips, SeniorPastorOverland Park Christian ChurchWe've also seen a change inthe demographics so whereaswe might have had more ofelderly individuals that werecoming before now its familiesof all typesIT'S A MISSION TO HELPTHOSE-EVEN IF IT'S JUSTONE BAG OF FOOD AT ATIME.This is one way that we arestill able to be church.REPORTING IN OVERLANDPARKNICK STA