I’ve been buying food from local Food Banks for my food pantry to feed the needy clients that comes to our office. It’s getting very expensive for us and we’ll probably have to close down if we don’t find another alternative. We have the space but not the food. I know that the food bank gets the food for free and that’s what we want to do. We could also provide free food to other food pantries that are going through the same things that we are. Is there any hope for us?
Hi, I served on the board of a rural food pantry that was supported by the largest food bank in the country, Feeding America. 1. Find out where the closest Feeding America managed food bank is to your location. Talk with them about developing a food bank for your area and being part of their network.
2. Reach out to area universities and colleges for assistance in writing and researching grant proposals. Consider using grant money to purchase freezers and conditioned warehouse space to store produce. Also consider using grant money to compensate small farms for produce to offset their costs and to receive higher quality products. I'd love to work with you through this process. Please send me a message to connect.