Volunteers Help Fight Hunger in Baldwin County

Volunteers Help Fight Hunger in Baldwin County

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Spanish Fort, Alabama -

10 years ago Prodisee Pantry started in a garage, and was feeding 25 families in baldwin county-- and its safe to say, the program has grown.

"In the past 10 years over 150,000 individual visits have happened at Prodisee Pantry," says director Deann Servos.

Providing food, counseling, and spiritual help to that many people would be impossible if not for those who volunteer their time to help others.

"Prodisee Pantry is blessed to have a huge team of caring, compassionate volunteers. They are the heart of Prodisee Pantry, they are Prodisee Pantry."

When the program first started, Prodisee Pantry had just a handful of people volunteering. 10 years later, the pantry has over 120 people volunteering their time every Tuesday and Wednesday to help those in need.

One of those volunteers Albert Thomas, who's been with the program since the beginning.

"Our goal is to make people feel comfortable and know that if they are in strife or have a problem, that they're not alone, they're not the only one, and we are here to help them not judge them," says Albert.

In fact, every Tuesday morning, before the doors open, the team gathers in a circle of prayer, lifting up the needs of those they are about to help.

On Saturday, October 26, the Prodisee Pantry is hosting a 5k. The proceeds of the Turkey Trot will help buy Thanksgiving meals for needy families in the area.

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