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Volunteers load food into the back of a vehicle on Sept. 19 during the monthly Refuge Mobile Food Pantry in Killeen.

Residents of all area cities needing food can come to Killeen’s Christian House of Prayer, 3300 E. Stan Schlueter Loop, between 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday for the monthly mobile food pantry hosted by The Refuge Corporation.

The mobile food pantry is a ministry of the church.

Distribution is done in a drive-thru format. Volunteers will come through the lines checking people in and getting the number of families and the number of individuals being served.

Each family receives around 50 to 60 pounds of food, which usually includes fresh produce, fresh dairy, fresh meats and other non-perishable goods.

Also during the distribution, the Innovation Black Chamber of Commerce was planning to distribute more than 1,500 cases of water.

Ronnie Russell, president of the organization, said Friday the truck carrying the 22 pallets of water got into an accident on the way to Killeen, and the water will not be able to be downloaded from the truck until Monday morning.

The mobile food pantry happens on the third Saturday of every month. Locations can vary. The mobile food pantry would normally have been Feb. 20, but was rescheduled to this Saturday.

Follow the Refuge Mobile Food Pantry on Facebook for notifications of the location of upcoming events.


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