HOW CAN YOU HELP?
October 28, 2015
- Beach explained, “We never have enough soup, canned fruit, toiletries, personal care items, and peanut butter.” These items are most welcomed and may be dropped off at the Pantry or the church offices.
Difficult items to purchase for the Food Pantry are peanut butter as it is most expensive and hard to acquire at the food bank. Eggs and produce are difficult because they have short shelf lives.
- Dollar donations are most useful because they allow the Pantry to buy bulk items from lower-cost food banks.
CONCERNS OF BEACH AND TREAT?
- Beach shared the fact that the USDA food stuffs may “dry up” next year because no clear lines of food delivery have been decided upon at the end of its fiscal year, October. The impact of no USDA food coming to the Pantry is dramatic. “Most of what we have here is from the USDA,” commented Beach, motioning towards the stack of canned vegetables and fruit. Cedar Key News staff intends to pursue this USDA delivery issue and will report upon its findings.
- Beach and Treat are hopeful that the Cedar Key School’s Future Farmers of America teacher and students will continue the very helpful assistance that they have provided in the past.
- Beach and Treat are hopeful that all the generous groups that have assisted the Pantry for years continue to do so. Only with their help have “we been able to provide approximately 100,000 pounds of food last year to those in need.”