Have available large walk-in cooler and 5 large freezers for storage, accept fresh food every day with arrangements by calling for appointment for drop-off of fresh foods.
Use open access for families to choose their food items just as they would in a grocery store.
Families may come every week for food as they need. No limits except by availability of food for that week. Accept food donations and money. 73% of food is purchased from area food bank, 13% comes from government commodities, rest from local food drives. Distribute over 4,000 pounds of food weekly to average of 95-100 families.
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This listing was last updated Aug 3, 2023
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