Drive-through only mobile food pantry

Volunteers loaded food into vehicles during drive-through only mobile food pantry Saturday, April 4, 2020, at New McKendree United Methodist Church's south campus in Jackson. Event coordinator Sandy Hastings of Jackson said she believes there was enough food for 200 people at the pantry which was held in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. People utilizing the food pantry stayed in their vehicles and volunteers loaded the food. Justin Mann, digital media specialist with Southeast Missouri Food Bank, said the pantry was sponsored by the food bank, New McKendree United Methodist Church's south campus and SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties. “This coronavirus, COVID-19, has displaced so many workers who aren’t considered essential, so to speak. So, you know, they’re out of jobs, they’re out of money,” Mann said. “They’ve got to somehow get food on the table. And this is where we come in, where we can help…”