REED CITY — The economy is hurting, and people know it. So it is that organizations and individuals are offering a hand-up again this year, trying to make sure that area residents don’t go hungry. It’s not just about the holidays and it’s not just because winter’s moving in fast. It’s just because. People aren’t looking for a handout, but they sure can use a hand-up. Robert Pooley of The Reed City Food Pantry works hard at trying to keep bellies fed and hopes up, as do so many others. Certainly among them is local Amvets Post 2965.
On Saturday Ken Boyer handed Pooley a check from the Amvets for $500. The two met at a site often used as a “giving spot” of sorts it’s beginning to seem. The Fay Wilson Recycle Center which was open for business.