To the Editor:
Heaven's Table Food Shelf began having regular open hours on Tuesday, May 15. Hours the food shelf will be open are Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5-7 p.m., and Saturday mornings from 9-11 a.m.
The food shelf is located at 909 Winnebago Ave. in Fairmont. This location is about two blocks west of the Ranch Restaurant.
Heaven's Table was formed to help close the hunger gap in Martin County. The Missing Meal Study, completed in 2008 by Second Harvest, indicated a gap of 1.1 million missing meals in Martin County.
Heaven's Table Food Shelf will be partnering with Second Harvest Heartland to purchase food in quantity at reduced prices.
Any Martin County resident who is below 200 percent of the federal poverty level (this is typically a point at which people begin looking for food help) or is in crisis, are eligible to receive food. The phone number for Heaven's Table is (507) 238-5424. Leave a message if no one answers.
Heaven's Table plans to develop satellite locations throughout the county to reach residents in the smaller communities and rural areas. If you are in need in these outlying areas and have transportation limitations, please contact us so we can make arrangements to serve your family.