Cleburne County Cares held their grand opening and ribbon cutting this week for their new 4,500 square foot food pantry. The pantry is for those people who fall through the cracks getting assistance or need emergency assistance. According to Bobby Hargis, Director the pantry is not designed for assistance on a monthly basis but more for emergency assistance. He would like to see more seniors who need assistance. There is a screening process but it is not as strict as other assistance screening processes.
Joe Tournier told The Sun Times that the building is completely paid for.
The Thrift Shop is currently open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. They would like to be open more but need more volunteers to help. Currently they have 100 volunteers on their list with 70 being active volunteers.