Mount Vernon Shelves are bare at the Rising Hope Mission Church food pantry which is in critical need of food donations.
“We’re getting by day-to-day, hour-by-hour,” said Sarah Heckman who manages the pantry.
“I’m coming in the mornings and really praying God will put food on the shelves. I don’t think people know how much it takes to feed over 900 people a week.”
Heckman and her husband Craig were formerly missionaries in Micronesia. She is new to the Rising Hope staff.
Donations of food can be brought to Rising Hope Tuesday through Friday.
Though shelves are barren she said she is not feeling worried and apprehensive. “I’m used to giving it to the Lord and trusting He’ll provide.”