Food aid offered by The Beacon


Wib Mowen and Joe Lee stand in front of the new Beacon sign. Photo submitted.

Those in need of food assistance for 2022 can register at Beacon Food Pantry, 525 East Sixth, Fort Scott from October 25-29.

“Registrations must be made before October 29e “said Dave Gillen of The Beacon, an aid agency.” No exceptions. You will need to call ahead to make an appointment for one of these days.

Beacon staff began making appointments on October 4.

Gillen said participants will need to bring the following to qualify for a food card:

  • Photo ID for all adults in the household
  • Social security card for everyone in the household and dates of birth, all dependent children with different names must present full-time parental custody, adoption papers. must live with you to appear on your card.
  • Proof of income, pension, retirement, Social Security disability, VA allowances, unemployment, child support / alimony and all other income
  • If you are receiving DCF services, please bring the verification letter.

“If you also receive food on that day, you will need to call ahead and your order will be placed on the back porch to be picked up,†he said.

“We will also be doing registrations for the Adopt-A-Child program and in addition to the Elk’s Club food basket, at this time,†said Gillen.

“Adopt-A-Child pickup and food baskets will be at the Community Christian Church on December 17the 9 am to 1 pm, â€he said. “The pickup will be a drive-thru like last year.”

“Elk’s baskets will be delivered the Sunday before Christmas.”

There will be COVID-19 protocols upon registration.

“You will need to have the temperature checked and wear a mask before entering the beacon,†he said. “If you don’t have a mask, you will be provided with one. Please enter through the front door. We only require one person per family in the building at the moment. “


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