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Local Food Pantries Request Volunteers and Donations

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HATTIESBURG- Since last week's natural disaster, there's been an abundance of people asking for help in the Pine Belt.

Places like the Edwards Street Fellowship helps out those in need all year, but now they are asking for the communities help.

"We've had a steady stream of people that have come in asking for help" said Kim Kay, food pantry manager at the Edwards Street Fellowship.  She said the demand for help has gone up.

"We've been providing a emergency food bag for those people," "we were getting kind of low."

However, several groups and corporations have stepped up, making donations.

"We wanted to make sure that Edwards Street was ready for the big hit they were about to encounter," said Raven Tynes, the executive director at Extra Table. Extra table is a non-profit that provides food pantries with supplies once a month.

However, since the disastrous twister, they've had to donate a lot more.

"A lot of people are displaced that are normally not displaced and there are a lot of people in need that are normally not in need," said Tynes.
 
She and Kay said they still need more supplies and volunteers.

"Stuff that they can eat regardless if they have a microwave or not," said Tynes. 

"There are many ways you can help, you can volunteer to come and make the emergency bags, you can volunteer to deliver the food bags," Kay said. "We're just very thankful for all the people who have reached out."

Kay said anyone who wants to volunteer or donate can call or stop by the office.

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