By KAROLYN GEPHART
The Manvel Library is hosting a Community Food Drive.
The library has teamed up with The Well on Masters Road to collect food for local families in need.
Non-perishable items can be brought to the library located at 20514 Hwy. 6 in Manvel.
The Well on Masters Road is a food pantry that opens its doors weekly on Tuesdays from noon to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. at 6911 Masters Road.
It provides food and links to other services to families in need and is part of Manvel Community Outreach, a tax-deductible non-profit charity.
The Well was previously known as “Suzanna’s Cupboard” and enjoyed years serving an average of about 250 Manvel area families in need per week while operating in space donated by a Manvel church.
In December, 2015, that space was closed due to remodeling. After that, the volunteers helped at the Fresno Food Pantry with labor and funding for all their food purchases during 2016.
Now, The Church on Masters Road has provided space for the renamed pantry.
Food drives are an integral part of the food pantry. Various schools, churches and businesses in the area conduct food drives that provide a big part of the food that is distributed. It is picked up, sorted and stored on shelves until it can be given out.