Food bank to host Open House

Staff Writer
Glen Rose Reporter
The Somervell County Food Bank will hold an open house for the public on Friday and Saturday at its new location in the industrial park, directly across from the sheriff's office.

On Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 the public has an opportunity to view the new Somervell County Food Bank, to be known as "PaPa's Pantry," located at 753 Bo Gibbs Boulevard, across from the Somervell County Sheriff's Office.

The Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 20 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 21. A Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 20.

Max Bly, executive director of the food bank, would like to invite Somervell County residents to stop by for a burrito from Bernás from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday or a chopped beef sandwich from Hammond's from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, while quantities last.

"People will be able to come in and tour the facility," By said. "We will have guided tours through the building and show off the new facility."

Those who have not yet had a chance to participate in the Glen Rose Lions "Fill the Shelves to Relieve the Hunger" campaign will still be able to do so this Friday and Saturday.

Citizens may donate funds for the Lions to purchase case lots from Brookshire's at specially arranged prices. For those who wish to donate dry goods that they have purchased, Glen Rose Lions will be onsite to receive the dry goods from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The desired items are peanut butter, mac and cheese, Hamburger Helper, tuna, soup, canned fruit and canned vegetables. Monetary donations of any amount will also be accepted. Stop by and learn about this important community resource and tour the new facility.

Volunteer information will also be available.