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Why Summer Creates Challenges For Our Pantry

While summertime typically evokes images of leisure and abundance, many individuals and families face a different reality—one marked by increased food insecurity. Over the summer months the number of people who depend on food from our pantry nearly doubles. Your support of our pantry takes on a heightened importance and helps us address the challenges faced by those most at risk during this time. During the school year, low-income students often rely on school meal programs to receive proper nutrition. However, when schools close for summer break, these vital resources become limited. Our pantry helps fill this gap, ensuring that children have access to nutritious meals even when school is out. The arrival of summer often brings with it additional expenses, such as higher utility bills, increased childcare costs, and the need for extra groceries due to children being home. For families already living on tight budgets, these added financial burdens can push them further into food insecurity. Our pantry alleviates some of the strain, enabling families to allocate their limited resources towards other essential needs. Certain individuals and groups are disproportionately affected by food insecurity during the summer months. Senior citizens, people with disabilities, and those experiencing homelessness face unique challenges in accessing regular meals. Our pantry extends a lifeline to these vulnerable populations, ensuring that they have access to nourishment, support, and dignity during a time of heightened vulnerability. How you can help: 1. Host a food drive at your office, church neighborhood or social club 2. Shop BOGO specials and Buy One-Give One 3. Make a donation and we will do the shopping for you at a greatly discounted price

Join in the spirit of giving, by extending a helping hand and working along side us to eradicate hunger. Together, we can build a stronger, more compassionate community that prioritizes the well-being of all its members.

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