Growing use of The Basic Needs Center points to Clinton County poverty

By Emily Elconin
Clinton County Chatter Staff Reporter

For the families in Clinton County who have nowhere else to turn, The Basic Needs Center is there to provide food, clothes, and other vital necessities for a basic household.  Married couple Adele MacCoy and Pastor Russ MacCoy started this non-profit organization six years ago out of their compassion for helping people in their community. “When we first just started out, we only thought we would be helping about 100 families.  Now, we’re up to 1,666 families over the course of six years,” Adele MacCoy said. The Basic Needs Center is located at 105 N. Clinton Ave. in St. Johns.