Food bank considered to help Argo

ARGO, AL (WBRC) - One community in St. Clair County is pulling together to help people who became victims of a troubled economy.

A food bank has been proposed for the town of Argo. Many people in the small town are left unemployed and struggling to make ends meet.

A group of citizens are behind the idea and they have contacted area food banks for advice on starting one. The food bank could be located at the new town hall once it opens, if the city council approves the idea.

"Any support we can give them, got a great group of people," said Council Member Herschel Phillips. "These people are always looking forward to try to help their neighbors I feel like the mayor and council are going to support this fully."

"They are just struggling we feel like at this time that it would benefit them if we had  this food bank to supplement what they do have, their unemployment," said citizen Betty Bradley.

It's going to take volunteers to stock the shelves and run the food bank. There is a meeting about the possible food bank for people interested in volunteering. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16th, at 7 p.m. at the current Argo Town Hall on Highway 11 in Jefferson County.