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Good News Pantries seek to help those in need

With all the bad news over the last few months with the pandemic, one Mathews resident is looking to help those in need and spread some Good News.

Jan Towne of Onemo has placed Good News Pantries at a pair of local churches—Saint Thomas Anglican Mission at Foster and Locust Grove United Methodist Church on Windsor Road—for people to donate and receive food. The pantries are made from repurposed newspaper boxes, and are designed to fill a need for those who may have trouble affording food for themselves or their families.

“Take what you need and leave what you can,” says the front of each pantry. The boxes are stocked by donations from people of the community or by the church where they’re located.

Towne, creator of the Good News Pantry, said that the products donated have a long shelf life and can withstand the summer heat. While homemade goods are a kind gesture, she asks that only store-bought products be donated.

Towne’s youngest child, Baylor, made a “little free libra...

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