Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry volunteers unload food from the Columbus Bi-Lo. (photo submitted)
Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry volunteers unload food from the Columbus Bi-Lo. (photo submitted)

Columbus Bi-Lo restocks Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry’s pantry

Published 7:31pm Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Bi-Lo’s Columbus store donated two truck loads of food this week to Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry.

“Bi-Lo has long been a partner of Outreach,” said Carol Newton, Outreach executive director. “Through the years, the store has helped us in many ways.”

Like many other food pantries, the 22-year-old nonprofit organization is taking measures to ensure that clients’ needs get met despite some of the government’s most recent changes.

“Bi-Lo’s donation today will help feed the growing number of our Polk County neighbors who are facing hunger,” said Michelle Reedy, Outreach’s client service manager.

For more information on Outreach, visit www.tboutreach.org or call 828-894-2988. If you wish to make a contribution of food or a cash donation, Outreach is located at 134 White Drive in Columbus and is open between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

- article submitted
by Wendy Thomas

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