Food pantry offers Christmas store

Local kids will see the benefits of the Palmyra Food Pantry’s Christmas Store, which volunteers have been busy setting up.

Gayle Hurst, Becky Mannigel and Gay Phillips have been busy setting up the Palmyra Food Pantry Christmas Store. Items are still needed as the food pantry expects to serve well over 200 kids this year.

Gifts, games and toys will be available for children infant through age 17, according to Gay Phillips.

While the store looks stocked right now, several items are still needed, since the store runs Dec. 1 through Dec. 22 on Tuesdays.

In addition, the food pantry served over 200 kids through its Christmas Store last year, and since it has been serving more families this year, Phillips said they are expecting more than 200 kids this year.

Pam Myers helps put together a portion of the Palmyra Food Pantry’s Christmas store.

She noted the store is particularly needing gifts for girls ages 11 through 17. Those items could include bath and body wash sets and nail

kits. Blanket throws are also welcome. 

Children age infant to 10 will receive a game and a toy, and every older child will receive a gift and a quilt or throw. A limited number of homemade bears are also available.

Every child will receive a stocking and a stuffed animal, Phillips added.

Those wishing to make a donation to the Christmas Store or even a cash donation, may drop off those donations at the Palmyra Food Pantry, 319 W. Main Cross, on Tuesdays.