We achieved a new milestone for our Mobile Pantry its first month, serving 1,121 family members with $11,500 worth of groceries to 248 families!
The Mobile Food Pantry began as a pilot program last summer to ensure perishable food donated at the end of the week could be enjoyed over the weekend at their peak of freshness.
Now popular demand and community support have spurred a new tradition of GRACE Grocery Giveaway, GRACE’s first Mobile Pantry program.
Each Friday during the summer, 10-20 volunteers unload a truck filled with produce and kitchen staples to be given to families in neighborhoods where residents were most vulnerable to food insecurity.
The program has worked seamlessly in conjunction with our Feed Our Kids program, and the experience has been richly rewarding for volunteers and receivers alike.
In a similar fashion to the Food Pantry, GRACE Grocery Giveaway maintains the dignity of each family member by allowing them to choose the food that works best with their family’s dietary needs and preferences.
The tables are set up like a farmer’s market, stocked with impressive items such as yams, cabbage, walnuts, cranberries and oranges.
Families would not be able to walk away with healthy grocery items if it weren’t for a dedicated team of volunteers to power the project and of course, our incredible donors who steward their resources to the community.