CAM Re-Opens Food Pantries to Walk-In Visitors Next Week

Press Release

Christian Action Ministries is reopening to the public its pantry locations in both Forsyth and Branson the middle of this month.  Branson will open Monday, June 15, and Forsyth will open Tuesday, June 16.  Measures to assure social distancing will be in place.  According to CAM’s Director of Operations Betty McKenzie, “We will be limiting the total number of people allowed in the buildings at any one time, and only one person per household will be admitted.  That will mean no children will be permitted in at this time.  Also, everyone entering CAM will be required to have a suitable face covering.”

In addition to announcing the reopening to the public, CAM is also modifying it hours of operation at the Branson location.  “We understand the difficulties being experienced during this pandemic,” CAM Board Chairman Jim Lawson explains, “so we are making some changes to help people receive the assistance they need, while doing all we can to assure the health and safety of our clients and our volunteers and staff.  One way we are doing this is by opening later in the day on Mondays, and early Friday mornings to give people the convenience of another time to visit CAM.”

Beginning June 15, Christian Action Ministries in Branson will be open 2:00 – 6:00pm Mondays, and 8:00am – noon Fridays.  Hours will not be changed for Tuesday – Thursday assistance.  Those hours remain noon – 3:00pm.  Hours for the Forsyth location remain 8:30 – 11:00am, Tuesday – Thursday.

To receive assistance from Christian Action Ministries, visitors should know:

  • Limited number of patrons allowed inside at one time
  • Face covering required
  • Everyone will need proof of identification and Taney County residency, as well as Social Security cards for each claimed dependent
  • Restrooms will be closed to the public
  • Christian Action Ministries will re-evaluate the situation as needed to make any necessary adjustments to this interim plan.

Christian Action Ministries regrets any inconveniences and requests the patience of all involved.

Christian Action Ministries has served the people of Taney County since 1984 with the sole purpose to share and care in Christ-like love.


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