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JAMA aims to provide for Jonesborough area, makes call for donations, volunteers


Jonesborough, Tennessee (March 24, 2020) – Jonesborough Area Ministerial Association, JAMA, are in need of non-perishable food donations and volunteers. They have also extended their food pick-up hours to assist with the growing need. 

At this time, JAMA is requesting any nonperishable food donations, which can be dropped off at the locations listed below. Their biggest needs are sugar, self-rising flour, cornmeal, evaporated milk, any kind of canned meat, spaghetti O’s, canned ravioli, jelly in plastic containers, and bread.

They also accept monetary donations for food and can be sent to: JAMA FOOD PANTRY P.O. Box 151 Jonesborough, TN 37659.

Jonesborough Senior Center parking lot – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday

Jonesborough United Methodist Church – 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday

With the increasing need to serve families, JAMA has set a second distribution day. In addition to their normal distribution day each Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., they have added Tuesday afternoons from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. which will begin March 31. The JAMA Food Pantry serves residents holding a Jonesborough, Telford, or Limestone address. If you need to pick up food please bring a picture ID, proof of residency (electric bill; water bill), proof of Income. If you have zero income, you can sign an affidavit saying you do not have any income. Also note that clients can come to the Food Pantry once every 30 days or every four weeks. This is a USDA rule that the JAMA Food Pantry follows.

With the demand growing and with an additional distribution day JAMA is seeking extra volunteers. Volunteer opportunities assist of checking ID’s, packing food boxes/bags, stocking shelves. For more information about volunteering and the Food Pantry as a whole please call Pastor Karen Lane, JAMA president, at (423)753-3942.