By Tammy Moore Teague
The Scott County Hometown Health Coalition is bringing the humanitarian project, The Pack Shack, to Waldron. The event will provide volunteers and members of the 4-Hers and Extension Homemaker Club to mix, measure and pack meals for local distribution.
The Pack Shack began in 2013 in an effort to increase awareness about hunger and its affect on communities. Its goal is to provide food and other items to nonprofits. Also, to encourage people to get involved with local nonprofits serving their neighbors. Some of the supplies include food, hygiene, and personal items. The Pack Shack promotes the notion of “being neighborly.” It is an organization based in Cave Springs, AR and they promote these parties. Volunteers come together and form an assembly line filling and packing meals. The best part is, these meals stay local.
This local event will take place on July 26 at 1 p.m., inside the gym behind the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church in Waldron. The church is located at 57 West 6th Street. It is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. and is open to anyone who wants to make a difference in the lives of others. You can call 479-637-2173 or 479-637-3181 to sign up. For more information on The Pack Shack, or to learn how to host your own party, you can click here.