Fareway partners with St. Paul’s food pantry
Local grocery store donates food to pantry
Area residents who visit the Food Pantry at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church may find a wider selection of foods to take home with them, thanks to a partnership initiated between the pantry and Fareway Food Stores.
Karen Camp, a coordinator for the church food pantry, said the local store is donating foods that are nearing outdates.
“The food is still good and it’s a wonderful addition to what we are already offering,” Camp said.
The idea came from Matt Doran, the new assistant store manager, according to Camp. At his previous store, a similar arrangement was implemented, a move that Fareway officials were encouraging stores to do, she said.
St. Paul’s food pantry, held Tuesday and Friday’s from 1 to 3 p.m. will now have produce and dairy items, along with canned goods and deli meats sometimes.
Camp and pantry workers head to the store twice a week to collect the food items.
The church-based food pantry regularly serves about 161 people and 61 families.
“This really has been a blessing for us,” Camp said.