DATE: OCT 15, 2021
FORT SMITH, Ark. (Tribune News Service) — While volunteering with Antioch for Youth & Family, a food pantry and outreach center, Army veteran Jay Witt made a connection and witnessed the impact of the nonprofit organization on people’s lives.
Witt helped to distribute food at Nelson Hall Homes, a housing development for individuals with low incomes and disabilities. One resident did not answer, so the volunteers left the food outside his door.
“We were turning the van around, and he came up at the door, and he can’t walk,” Witt said. “He’s on his knees. I said, ‘Let me out,’ and I went over there and helped him take everything in the house.”