At a recent Journey's End Ministries' board meeting, it was announced that Journey's End Ministries had received a grant from the Rosenberry Foundation for the purchase of a used panel truck for food deliveries, as well as a grant from the Frontier Power Foundation for $2,500 for food to help cover their overwhelming increase in clients for 2015.
They have doubled their client base from 1,200 families to 2,580 families since opening the borders in the spring of 2014.
This year in total, they will hand out food to feed 93,000 people with the majority of clients from three counties: Coshocton, 1,243 families; Tuscarawas, 886 families; and Guernsey, 363 families.
The communities most served are: Coshocton with 756 families, Newcomerstown with 695, West Lafayette with 261, Kimbolton with 145 and Cambridge with 129.
They anticipate an 18 percent increase in families served with over 1,000,000 pounds of food distributed.
Journey's End Ministries is located at 205 River St., Newcomerstown; and open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.
Families can shop any day for food but only once per week.