Thursday, April 16, 2009

Working With Lutheran Social Services in Ironton

On Thursday, April 9, Erin and I drove the Express down to Ironton, the county seat of Lawrence County. Lutheran Social Services (LSS) hosted an event with their own charitable transportation: The Mobile Food Pantry. With the help of this truck, Lutheran Social Services was able to deliver a massive amount of food to this economically depressed area. One hundred were waiting in line for an opportunity to receive cereal, pasta, and fresh sweet potatoes. The OBB Mobile Express was there to help people estimate folks' eligibility for benefits such as food stamps and utility assistance.

It can't be overstated how happy and thankful we were to work with an organization like LSS in helping people receive the food they need to survive and the benefits they need to live. Many people at the mobile pantry were fortunate enough to be receiving benefits yet still needed the extra assistance that the Mobile Food Pantry provided.

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