Vineyard Community Church created a personal care pantry to offer items that some may not afford.
After moving into the old Sue Reynolds Elementary School on Wrightsboro Road, Church leaders noticed a growing need in the surrounding community. Instead of offering things like food and clothing, the church saw a greater need for personal care items such as toiletries and cleaning supplies. The pantry offers items ranging from toothpaste to deodorant and body wash. Church volunteers say although these items seem common, for those who can’t afford it that’s not the case.
“A lot of times you have people that have to make a decision when they’re at the grocery store. They have to decide what’s more important and a lot of times even these things that people need they’ll put it off because something else is more important like food,” said Lenora Calamia who helps to organize the pantry.
The personal care pantry is open every 2nd Saturday of the month from 3-5 pm at the church at 3713 Wrightsboro Road. There are no specific income requirements to retrieve the items.
They are currently accepting donations of the following items :