GRAFTON— While Taylor County Family Resources remains diligent in their effort to provide food and other essentials to those in need within the community, this week, the organization’s drive-thru food distribution will be held a little differently.
Typically, the event would be held with no appointments or preregistrations required, and boxes were provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. However, to better serve those taking advantage of the program, TCFR has devised a new method to help control the chaos.
Beginning at their weekly distribution, Friday, October 23, those wishing to receive a box of goods from the distribution must have a ticket from a staff member.
According to Lisa Wotring with TCFR, while appointments and registrations still won’t be required, no food will be distributed to anyone without a ticket.
Tickets will be available to pick up on Friday starting at 1:00 p.m., at the entrance of Armstrong Avenue to Graham Street Alley.
Participants are asked to please enter Armstrong Ave. from Walnut Street.
“We have the capability to serve 200 families at our drive-thru food distribution this Friday,” Wotring noted.
The event will run from 1:00-4:00 p.m., unless those 200 families are served prior to 4:00 p.m.
TCFR asks that neighbors of Walnut Street, as well as side streets of Graham Street Alley, please be aware of the hours of distribution and plan accordingly, as the area tends to get a little congested.
Additionally, Wotring shared that walk ups for the distribution day are only taken for those who do not have a form of transportation, and those walking up will still need to acquire a ticket from a member of TCFR staff.
“We appreciate your assistance, patients and understanding in this while we serve our community safely,” she added.
As a reminder TCFR cannot guarantee any quantities or items during their food distribution, and would like everyone to remember to follow all COVID-19 safety measures and protocols such as social distancing and mask wearing.
For additional questions regarding the event, please call the Taylor County Family Resource office at (304) 265-6838.