House of Bread Deliverance Church, 500 S. Main St., will hand out food from its pantry in a drive-through set up beginning at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 18. The monthly distribution will continue in this method amid COVID-19, according to a news release.


House of Bread is committed to social distancing guidelines. Everyone is asked to wear masks. If they don’t have them, a limited supply may be on site.


Traffic will be guided to the church from the area of Fifth Avenue and State Street, proceeding west down Fifth Avenue and will be directed into a 3-stall driveway at the old Bank of America teller windows. Main Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues will be closed.


Participants will stay in their vehicles while the volunteer staff load their food supply. If there is more than one family per car, each family (no more than three) will be issued a ticket upon checking in, according to the news release.


Current customers only need to present their ID. Their food supply will be loaded in the back seat or trunk of the vehicle. New customers should come by the church early on Sunday, May 17, to complete a registration form to be in the count of the 200 minimum boxes that are prepared. New customers can also go online to download the registration form at www.houseofbreadark.org.


“Apostle Saint Mary Harris is prayerful and hopeful that these adjustments will allow the ministry to continue to support families in need of these services and is requesting everyone to be patient and in full support of all city and state guidelines during this pandemic. Volunteers are needed,” according to the release. “At the same time, House of Bread Deliverance Church is making application for grant opportunities as well as ongoing supporters to stay in faithful belief that God is going to provide protection and resources for the program to be successful. Partners, underwriters are encouraged to continue in prayer and donating to these efforts.”


To volunteer, donate or for details, call 870-872-2196, email houseofbread0894@sbcglobal.net or visit www.houseofbreadark.org.