Foster Families of America helping hungry families Nov. 19-21

Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 02:33 PM.

Proceeds from the store’s sales go toward fully stocking the food pantry and paying the store’s utility bills.

A portion of sales has gone to those unable to pay their own bills, including rent.

 "We don't turn people away, but they do have to go through a screening process,” Jones said. 

But food, shelter and clothing aside, “It’s the spiritual and emotional support we give to the community” that really makes the difference, she said.

 Wanda and her late husband, Dalton, opened the store in 2006. Dalton, who was a foster child himself, initially opened the store to help needy foster families, but the mission has spread to helping every struggling family.

"We are continuing his vision of helping those that less fortunate," Jones said.

The organization works with Families First Network of Crestview and the Florida Department of Children and Families.

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