affect anyone...and anyone can affect hunger. These words
have real meaning. It is not uncommon to find people needing
emergency food assistance who never could have imagined
they'd be in that situation. Sometimes, it's a work lay-off,
a strike, an illness, or some other stroke of bad luck
that can bring a family to the door of a community food
pantry or soup kitchen. Sometimes domestic violence forces
a woman and her children into shelter; other times, someone
may become disabled and homebound and unable to fend for
herself; or when a minimum wage job forces a parent to
choose between paying the rent and feeding his children.
are some of the reasons why so-called average people may
find themselves in need. Fortunately, the Shepherd's Pantry
and its safety net of member agencies are there when the
need for food assistance arises.
is also a reality than anyone can affect hunger.
are some of the ways you can help:
at the Pantry to help prepare food for distribution
one of our many events
a food drive
a financial contribution
your employer to make a matching contribution
more information on the pantry and how you can help, please