Juniata County food distribution set for December

MIFFLINTOWN — The Juniata County Food Pantry and the Salvation Army of Juniata are working together to bring Christmas to families in Juniata County.

All the groceries to make a Christmas dinner will be distributed at the Juniata County Food Pantry from Saturday, Dec. 3, through Tuesday, Dec. 20. All applicants must call the Food Pantry at 436-9718 in advance to make an appointment for the distribution. Current customers of the Juniata County Food Pantry may simply request the Christmas meal when they come for their regular groceries.

Families already signed up for the Juniata County Salvation Army Christmas gift distribution must present a photo ID or other proof of identity to pick up their meal. Families not meeting the above conditions must provide the following:  proof of identity, such as photo ID; and proof of Juniata County residency, current photo ID with Juniata County address or recent piece of mail (utility bill) with name and address.

Those who are picking up a meal for someone else must have a note, signed and dated by the recipient, allowing the attendee to pick up the meal for them, as well as the required proof listed above.

For those who are already blessed with plenty of food and would like to help provide holiday meals, the pantry is still seeking the following donations: 3-5 pound hams, canned fruits, instant potatoes and dessert mixes. Monetary and gift card donations are also appreciated.

For more information, contact the Juniata County Food Pantry at 436-9718. The pantry is located at 114 N. Main St., Mifflintown. The mailing address is P.O. Box 44, Mifflintown, PA 17059. Hours are Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Donations of non-perishable items may be left at any time in the pantry’s vestibule. Perishable foods must be delivered when the pantry is open.