As you know, we now have a Full Choice model at the Food Pantry, where our clients can choose items that best fulfill the needs of their household. We buy food in bulk from the Westchester Food Bank, but not all the items we’d like to offer are always available. For example, this week was the first time that apple sauce had been available in a YEAR!
So when the Deacons suggest an “item of the month,” it’s not just some suggestion from a rotating calendar, it’s actually something that has not been available from the Food Bank.
Noting the item of the month and bringing in some supplies can help the pantry offer as wide a variety of foods as possible. Just place the items in the basket in the Gathering Space. (And plastic grocery bags are always appreciated as well!)