Join our Community Wide Food Drive
There is still time to purchase a pre-packed bag at Metcalfe’s West for only 9.99! Bags have been packed to include items that are needed at the Food Pantry and will be available throughout the month of April, and will contribute to our final goal.
Find out more about food drives happening throughout the community or to register your own drive on our Community Wide Food Drive page.
Huge thanks to the community, Metcalfe’s West, and NBC15 for a successful Stuff the Truck event on April 6 and 7. In all, we received more than 4,000 pounds (or two tons) of food. This effort gets us kicked off for our Canstruction event goal of raising 25 tons of food for people in need throughout the community.
In 2011, there were 12,300 visits to the Food Pantry and Mobile Food Pantries (an increase of 54% from 2010), distributing nearly 339 tons of food, an increase of nearly 60% from 2010. That is equal to 17 semi trucks of food. The Food Pantry will need an increase of 50 tons – or 2 ½ semis worth – of donated food plus an increase in $ donations, to keep up with the projected demand in 2012.