PRINEVILLE, OR -- A Prineville church is stepping in to fill the gap left by the closure of a local food pantry. St. Vincent De Paul was forced to shut down its Crook County food distribution service this week, due to a lack of funding.
Through a partnership with NeighborImpact, First Baptist Church in Prineville is expanding its food distribution program. St. Vincent De Paul will continue to help get donated groceries from stores to the church. Beginning September sixth, First Baptist will distribute food every Thursday from noon to 2:30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring their own bags or boxes to get food home. Call First Baptist Church at 541-447-7717 with questions.
The church will only offer the extended service through the end of this year. NeighborImpact hopes to find other non-profits to step in and provide a more permanent solution. Any groups interested in stepping in to the role is asked to contact Carly