Thursday, January 21, 2016

Food bank distribution still on; make-up date set for next week

UPDATE AT 4:45 pm
A make-up date for Crittenden County Food Bank distribution has been set for next Wednesday. Food bank distribution will still take place Friday at the usual time and location. However, for those unable to make it due to the weather, distribution will again take place from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

Despite the weather forecast, Crittenden County Food Bank will go ahead with distribution Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. That is unless there is a significant accumulation of ice. Regardless, there will be a make-up day announced Friday.

"There's no right decision to be made," said volunteer Fred Brown.

Because the severity of forecast wintry precipitation overnight and into tomorrow is so iffy at this hour, Brown said the best decision is to have the monthly giveaway as scheduled and add another date for those unable to make it out or those who may have assumed the usual fourth Friday distribution was cancelled due to weather. That way, he explained, if people do come out to the distribution site at 402 N. Walker St. in Marion, they won't have risked the trip for nothing and can get the food they need to help make it through another month.

Because of the extreme dangers associated with ice and the possibility of electrical outages, a heavy dose of freezing rain or sleet cancels Friday's distribution.