The St. Mary’s Choice Food Pantry is a non-profit food pantry, in connection with Faith Feeders Hot Meal Program, that provides a monthly allowance of groceries and toiletries to those in need, as well as a hot meal.
Initially opening our doors in 2005 to serve 50 low income families, the pantry currently offers assistance to over 1000 individuals monthly and the need is ever growing.
Because our organization is staffed and run entirely by volunteers, every single penny of our operating budget goes directly into the surrounding low income community through services offered.
We strive to provide a sense of dignity and respect to those we serve. To that end, we have designed our pantry to operate similar to a grocery store, allowing customers to select their own food from our pantry shelves. This provides a feeling of normalcy to our guests while cutting waste from unwanted or unneeded food.
In addition to monthly grocery/toiletries allotments, we also provide additional assistance in the form of diapers and formula to our guests with children, when the resources are available.
We also provide holiday meals complete with all of the fixings to our guests at Thanksgiving, so that they may spend precious time with their loved ones without the worry of how to provide.
Overall, we aim to be a bridge between America’s food bounty and those who struggle to provide for themselves and we invite you to join in the fight to end the cycle of hunger.
“This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider”