Mobile Pantry Program
We serve hundreds of families all at once through a direct "farmer's market” style distribution format. With our box truck and tractor trailers, the Food Bank provides truckloads of both perishable and nonperishable food to those in need. This program eliminates the need for storage space for our partner agencies as well as provides refrigerated storage space they do not have.
In conjunction with our partner agencies, we provide a healthy mixture of fresh/frozen and dry/shelf stable food. The Food Bank provides a truckload of food, a delivery driver, gas, refrigeration, and transportation of food for approximately 25 to 27 Mobile Pantries a month. Partner agencies provide the location and manpower and publicize the food distribution.
Our second largest program, this program uses our box trucks and tractor trailers to supply large quantities of food to hundreds of families. Each time one of our trucks hits the road to do a Mobile Pantry hundreds of families are fed. Our box trucks serve about 300 families or 12,000 meals; while the tractor trailers serve nearly 600 families or 24,000 meals.
It eliminates the need for storage space for our partner agencies and provides refrigerated storage that our partner agencies do not have allowing them access to fresh meats, fruits & vegetables, and dairy products. In addition, short coded items can be distributed in a timely manner.