Terre Haute based food bank moves forward after director’s death

Covenant Cooperative Ministry

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI)  – Covenant Cooperative Ministry in Terre Haute is moving forward after the death of its founder and Executive Director Rose Aycock.

Aycock passed away of leukemia in December 2013.

The ministry announced Monday it will continue its services. New agency leadership says the ministry has maintained contact with its food and household goods suppliers. Pastor Tracy Hamilton was appointed as the agency’s interim executive director.

“In eleven short years, Rose Aycock created the ministry, guided it through a number of social service offerings, established it in its office and warehouse at 10 ½ Street and Walnut, and served thousands of people in need with a helping hand and the good news of the Gospel. Her loss is irreplaceable. But, as she often pointed out in public appearances, the need is still great. Covenant Ministry has decided to continue Rose’s mission to offer “a heart for every neighbor.” While it will have to work in some ways different from its previous operation, it will go forward and serve,” said a press release.

Now, more than ever, public support is needed to help Covenant Cooperative Ministry meet its new challenges. Donations and other forms of support will be critical. Donations may be made to the ministry at its home at 122 S. 10 ½ Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807. To contact CCM by phone, please call 812-478-7700.

The Food Pantry will reopen on Saturday, February 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Anyone seeking help should call and make an appointment no later than Wednesday, February 19.

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