Linda Yoder and Brian Teall from United Way of Marshall County appeared before the County Commissioners this week to update them on the needs in the county and to seek approval to solicit county employees for this year’s campaign.

Yoder said some basic needs in this county are still seeing record numbers.  In November the Bread of Life Food Pantry provided food to 800 individuals.  She also told the commissioners a Mobil Food Pantry will be held for Marshall County residents in Bourbon this Friday, January 19th from 1 to 3 at 204 North Washington Street.  There will be enough food for 250 households.   

This distribution is provided by the USDA.  Assorted food items will be offered free of charge. All items are pre-boxed and pre-bagged and provided on a first come, first served, while supplies last for those in need of food assistance.  There is a limit of one box/bag per household.

The distribution is drive-thru. Participants should remain in their vehicles and open their trunks to receive items. An area will be available for self-loading if your trunk does not open.

Yoder told the commissioners the county will be participating in the national Point In Time (PIT) Count on Wednesday, January 24th.  They will complete the HUD survey and an information survey for the county that will give a better picture of those with insecure housing in our county. 

Yoder also asked for permission to have Brian Teall approach county department heads with information they can share with their staff about contributing to United Way.   The commissioners approved her request.