MATTHEWS – Common Heart, based out of Indian Trail, has opened a second food pantry.
The pantry, JB ACTS, is open at 2251 Stallings Road in Matthews at the June Bugs Child Development Center. The food pantry is open every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and people can pick up food once a month. Qualified families and individuals are those currently receiving food stamps or those who earn less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. For example, a family of four would have to make less than $44,7000 a year. People must bring photo identification and either their food stamp card or be prepared to disclose their income to take part in the program.
Meanwhile, Common Heart’s annual golf tournament has been scheduled for April 30 at Firethorne Country Club in Marvin. Registration is $400 per foursome before March 30. Register by calling 704-218-9060. Funds raised benefit the food pantry.