It's hard to believe, but only three months ago our shelves were nearly empty. Part of the problem back then was of our own doing. When other local food pantries get low on food, we tell them to stop by and we load them up with supplies. Sometimes we give away too much and put ourselves in a bind.
There's a balance we strive for... sending food where it's needed, while keeping enough to serve our our clients. As we move on from the holidays, when people are continually donating food, to the winter months where deliveries slow down, we do our best to share the wealth. One of our mantras is "It isn't our food... it belongs to the community."