As the result of the strategic planning efforts held on February 25th, community stakeholders have decided to move forward with a phase 2 pilot implementation of the after-hour mobile pantry efforts. The FS|FE Coalition will partner with the Archuleta Food Pantry Network and two local transportation service providers to provide mobile pantry services to 4 new locations within Archuleta County including Highway 84, Highway 160, and uptown and downtown locations between April and June 2021.
This phase 2 pilot continues to directly serve clients in areas of high need in an effort to supplement other hunger-relief efforts in Archuleta County. At these new mobile pantry locations, a limited supply of non-perishable food will be distributed to clients in pre-packed boxes. This effort expands the capacity of the Archuleta Food Pantry Network to make food more accessible in underserved areas of the County where people with limited financial resources may not be able to access food through traditional grocery stores or during normal food pantry hours.