2013-06-12 / News

Baby pantry to expand

There will be a second baby pantry opening in the county starting this fall.

At their May 20 meeting the Croswell Council approved allowing the United Way of Sanilac County to open a baby pantry outlet in the Croswell Community Center.

The Sanilac County Community Baby Pantry has been operating in Sandusky for years, and is currently located in the health department, the first and third Mondays of the month. The pantry provides donated items to families with young children.

"The Community Center in Croswell is an ideal location," said United Way Director Marie Thieleman.

"Our main concern is providing storage for all of the donated clothes, diapers, formula, toys, etc. The city manager is working with us to come up with a solution. We could have cupboards installed that would hold all the totes. "

The goal is to open the pantry by fall.

"Once we find the financing or perhaps donated labor and materials we can have a more definite start," said Thieleman. "Once that is complete we can start accepting merchandise... The Sanilac County Child Abuse Prevention Council is allowing us to operate under their umbrella. They have mentored and guided us through this planning stage. The United Way of Sanilac County is supporting it as well. Kim Hartman of Croswell has been working diligently to make this happen."

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