About the Food Pantry
In 2018, the ACCA Food Pantry made 761 deliveries to households that included 2178 men, women and children. The Pantry supplies fresh, frozen, dried and canned goods as well as toilet paper, detergents, soap, and diapers. Referrals come from social workers, schools, Homestretch, ACCA churches, other organizations, and concerned neighbors. We also provide food in lieu of financial support so families can use their limited funds to avoid eviction or cut-off of utilities.
The Pantry maintains inventory to serve 15 – 30 families each week. We also attempt to accommodate special diets and ethnic preferences. We maintain approximately 100 volunteers who serve in a variety of roles including food captains who receive referrals by email or phone and contact volunteers to make deliveries, food buyers, those who transport donated food from the churches and those who maintain the Pantry and administer the program.
Local students earn community service through the work at the pantry. We have modified our program to reach more families. For example, we have provided food for distribution at Bailey’s Elementary School, Bailey’s Shelter, and other food banks when we have an excess. Would you like to help out?
Please contact us a firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.