Dollar General looks to help the library's food pantry
The Union County Library System will say goodbye to the Thinking Money for Kids exhibit this week. They plan a special event for adults this Tuesday from 4-6 p.m., titled Plant Your Money. You will be planting what is called a money plant during the event. Seeds and planters will be provided. They will talk about money during the event, as well. The exhibit closes after this Thursday and will move to another location in the US. The Carnegie Library is the only site in South Carolina to get to showcase the exhibit, which can still be seen at the front entrance to the library on South Street.
The library is collecting donations for its community food pantry this month. The Dollar General stores on the bypass in Union and on Main Street in Buffalo have boxes posted near their entrances. In it, you can place donations of food and hygiene products, which will be donated to the community pantry at the library.
WBCU News spoke with Annie Jones, who is the social worker and special initiatives manager at the library, and she told us more about the pantry, which opened last August and is still going strong:
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Jones said they cannot accept frozen items, but they do have a refrigerator for perishable items, and they accept nonperishable items and hygiene items, as well. They also try to keep some blankets on hand to give away as needed. You can drop donations off at the Union County Carnegie Library during regular business hours, or this month make a donation at the Union or Buffalo Dollar General stores.