What do we do differently?
Guests receive a three day supply of breakfast items individually packaged for each person in the household and at least a three day supply of dinner entrees packaged in amounts to allow for leftovers to supply smaller lunch portions the following day. All ingredients received are high-quality, non processed food. Each household also receives recipes to prepare at least six meals with ingredients that cost less than $5 each with a minimum serving size of six. Additional information is available if the guests desire help creating a meal plan, grocery shopping on a budget, or learning how to prepare meals from scratch.
Recent Experiences from Distribution Day:
"Tonight I made my very first homemade pot pie, which is the first hot meal I have been able to make for a couple weeks and my family loved it!
We will even be able to have the leftovers for lunch tomorrow due to the generous portion! Thank you and the church again for everything!"
There are great things happening here. Yesterday, one friend said this – "The Pantry isn't just about handing out food – it's about openness and connection and respect."
So very true. It's also about empowering and teaching people how to cook quick homemade meals, that are budget friendly.
Yesterday, you made it happen for close to 400 people.
I imagine this number will keep increasing.