Food, blanket giveaway by Stainless Ministry

Feb. 14, 2013 @ 06:08 AM

Stainless Ministry in Spindale is hosting a food giveaway Monday, Feb. 18 and Wednesday, Feb. 20, said ministry founder Brad Shehan. Both distribution days begin at 10 a.m.

On Monday the food giveaway will consist of spaghetti sauce, noodles and salad dressing. He had hoped to receive enough bread to complete a full spaghetti dinner for the needy, but hasn't receive the bread yet.

On Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m., Shehan said 780 blankets will be given away.

The ministry is located in the building formerly utilized by Helping Hands, beside Granny's Bakery, off US 74B, in Spindale.

Shehan moved to the county seven years ago from Hendersonville and began the ministry in 2005 believing God had placed his family in the county to help feed people.

Stainless Ministry moved from the Old Dunbar School in Forest City to its new home in Spindale.

In addition to being a distribution center for free food, the ministry also includes a thrift store where people can bring donations or shop.

Shehan is affiliated with the Society of St. Andrew, a statewide volunteer-driven Gleaning Network in North Carolina that coordinates with local farmers, thousands of volunteers, and food providing agencies.