The Food Pantry
The Food Pantry is a ministry of the Wood River Ministerial Association. It furnishes weekly “backpacks” of food to Wood River Elementary students to help them over the weekend. It also provides Wood River school district residents with food on an on-call basis. Reach out to Nancy DeVore for assistance.
The current space for the Food Pantry is borrowed from the Senior Center. It is a small hallway and closet space, and frequently the on-hand food spills out into Senior Center space. With the new location at Legacy Station, the Food Pantry will have its own space, designed to function in the way it is being utilized by patrons and volunteers. The pantry will have more canned goods and refrigerated storage and will be able to offer more fresh produce and frozen meats.
The Pantry will have more space to assemble backpacks for Wood River Elementary students. Unloading will also be easier in the new space! The semitruck from Food Bank for the Heartland will have a paved driveway and will be able to pull up next to an overhead door, where volunteers will be able to use a pallet jack to unload pallets.
In addition to all these improvements, patrons of the pantry will have increased privacy as they access the Food Pantry and allow improved accessibility without shame.
No office for paperwork
Filling food “backpacks” for school families takes up the entire senior center.
Food storage spills into the senior center
60+ backpacks fill the hallway every week
Renovation Plans for the Food Pantry
Nancy DeVore, Director
308-383-7482 or look her up on Facebook