Editor:

Journey's End Ministries continues to see growth in client use of our food pantry and free clothing.

In July, we served 1,900 families through the food pantry which equates to 6,100 people of which 34 percent are children and 12 percent are seniors. To date, we have served 11,400 families and over 38,000 people. We also delivered 134,000 pounds of food at a cost of 3 cents per pound and fed people at a cost of 56 cents per person. In the clothing area, we served 1,700 families and gave away over 13,000 pieces of clothing and 9,000 pieces of miscellaneous items. We had 65 volunteers serve nearly 1,600 hours of service in the month of July.

We have also been under construction and hope to have our addition completed by Aug. 16. This will enable us to move our clothing sort area and allow us to increase our food storage capacity to nearly 2,000-square feet. Journey's End Ministries is a non-denominational Christian ministry that functions solely on donations. All clothing, food, and money donations are gratefully accepted at 205 S. River St., Newcomerstown, OH 43832; or call them at 498-5772.

Janet Gore

Director

Journey's End Ministries

Newcomerstown