Mission: To provide free food, health/nutritional products, household cleaning supplies,household staples and to provide health/nutritional education to income challenged senior citizens, disabled persons, children and unemployed individuals in dent county.
Programs: We assisted 14,594 individuals who were income challenged due to age, handicaps, disablilities or enemployed with food, hygiene products, household supplies, simple food stretching receipes, nutritional information, health tips and other vital information. We also assisted 19 cancer victims with gas cards to assist them with their travel cost for doctor visits and chemo/radiation treatments since the nearest treat- ment center is 30 miles away. We assisted 2 cancer victims with supplies. We assisted 412 individuals, with coats, clothing, appliances, furniture, at little or no cost. We were able to assist a few individuals in crisis situations with electric and propane.
The Lifeway Center is a local community service organization that includes the county's largest food pantry (Shepherd's Nook), providing food assistance to 15% of the local population, hard hit by the recession and economic turmoil. The staff is all-volunteer, and also supported by local churches. The founding church is salemfullgospel.com.