Food Assistance Offered by The Beacon

Wib Mowen and Joe Lee stand in front of the new sign at The Beacon. Submitted photo.

Those who need food assistance for 2022, may sign-up at  Beacon Food Pantry, 525 East Sixth, Fort Scott from October 25 through October 29.

“Sign-ups must be done by October 29th ,” Dave Gillen with The Beacon, a helping agency, said. “No exceptions. You will need to call in advance for appointment for one of these days.”

The Beacon staff started taking appointments on October 4.

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

  • Picture ID for all adults in household
  • Social Security card for all in household and birthdates, all dependent children with different names must show full-time parental custody, adoption papers. must live with you to be on your card.
  • Proof of income, pension, retirement, social security disability, VA benefits, unemployment, child support/alimony and any other income
  • If you receive any services from DCF please bring the verification letter.

“If you are also getting food that day, you will need to call in advance and your order will be put on the back porch for pick-up,” he said.

“We’ll also be doing sign-ups for the Adopt-A-Child program and additionally the Elk’s Club food basket, at this time,” Gillen said.

“Adopt-A-Child pick up and food baskets will be at Community Christian Church on December the 17th from 9 am to 1 pm,” he said. “Pick-up will be a drive-through like last year.”

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

There will be COVID-19 Protocols when one comes to sign-up.

“You will be required to have temperature checked and wear a mask before entering the Beacon,” he said. “If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. Please enter through the front door. We are asking only one person per family in the building at this time.”





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