Eagles Wings distributing food today
Published 8:40 am Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Eagle’s Wings Food Pantry is continuing food distributions for those in need on a weekly basis at its Washington location under a modified distribution model. The Washington location at 932 W. Third Street will be open today from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and then from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
“Right now, there’s really no hang up,” said Eagle’s Wings Executive Director Ann-Marie Montague. “As long as food supplies continue to come and our volunteers are able to be there, we’ll be there for people.”
With many people being temporarily laid off, the nonprofit is welcoming anyone who needs food. For first time visitors, there is no income verification — one only needs a photo ID and proof that they live in Beaufort County.
“If they’re not getting paychecks, it’s awfully hard to buy groceries without money,” Montague said. “We’ll do our best to take care of the people we can take care of.”
Another major concern, both locally and on a larger scale, is ensuring seniors who are more susceptible to COVID-19 have enough to eat. Montague said Eagle’s Wings is still delivering meal boxes to about 80 seniors who are homebound because of medical conditions.
“We are taking care of the seniors that we know about,” Montague said. “We’re encouraging those that are able to come to us to come to us. It’s minimal exposure and it’s an express interview that takes 30 seconds.”
Remote distribution sites will also continue on the south side of the river on a regular schedule for the time being. Hours are 10-12 but clients must arrive prior to 11:30 to be served. Services are provided at the following locations:
- First Thursday — Powell Park, 17501 Highway 33 East, Edward
- Second Thursday —Mallard Creek Apartments, 245 S. Fifth St., Aurora.
- Fourth Thursday — New Growth Unlimited Ministries, 1020 Peedtown Road, Aurora