FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Fort Wayne United’s Executive Director, Iric Headley, said what’s in the POM Packages will help meet basic needs for those who need it.
“Loss of work, loss of their jobs, loss of their family members, loss of that income, loss of the income of the person who makes the most money in the house, these are the efforts that really support those families,” Iric Headley Executive Director of Fort Wayne United said.
Fort Wayne United’s Ten Point Coalition is calling it the POM Package Program.
POM stands for Peace of Mind.
These packages are put together by the Ten Point Coalition, The Chapel Church, Come As You Are Community Church, and the Boys and Girls Club.
Frazer Jewell is one of the families Headley is referring to that really need this.
“I’m the only one working. My wife’s got leukemia and she’s in remission. With everything going on, it’s hard to maintain. This is helping. It’s a blessing,” Frazer Jewell said.
The coordinator for the Ten Point Coalition, Lewis King, says hundreds of families need this and one day of doing this is just the start of a continued effort.
“We’re going to be doing about 400 boxes and bags today. We know that won’t be enough. We are intending to keep doing this. We want the community to support this, We have about 11 churches and congregations that come together to pack food in order to make this possible,” King explained.
In the boxes, there are nonperishable food items like canned goods, pasta, oatmeal, detergent and toiletries.
Inside of the bags there are COVID-19 safety kits.