The People's Pantry (formerly known as the South Wedge Food Program) distributes food, diapers and toiletries to those in need four days each week. Our new 3800 sq ft distribution facility offers those in need a safe, clean and free way to "shop" for groceries each month, regardless of their ability to pay.
Our delivery program supports those who are disabled, immunocompromised, or do not have safe transportation by bring monthly groceries right to their door. Launched during the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, we quickly became the largest free food delivery service in the area. Now occupying the back half of the Lincoln Library branch, we offer a one-stop community resource for anyone riding RTS.
Prior to 2020 we averaged 400 clients each month, though by the summer of that year we jumped to 3500. Despite a better economic outlook and more social protections we now serve nearly 2000 people monthly. We still operate on a very slim budget, though our costs have skyrocketed recently. Your generous donation will help us to continue serving those in need, while hopefully expanding our programs in 2022.
We focus on: Human Services, Health
Where we are: Monroe
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