Aplington-Parkersburg Food Pantry

posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

It’s always great to see familiar faces and although Margaret Schuck is no longer the coordinator of the Aplington-Parkersburg Food Pantry, we still managed to run into her when we stopped by today to drop off 60 pork loins for the community!

Founded in 2005, the AP Food Pantry relies on support from local churches and community members who volunteer their time, efforts and donations. “This pantry serves between 40 and 60 families, but sometimes we can see that number increase to 90 in the winter months,” explained Margaret. “We pack a box for each family that weighs anywhere from 35-40 pounds. We try to supply our clients with a wholesome meal in each box so we make sure to include fruit, vegetables, pasta and even toilet paper, shampoo and detergent.”

To distribute the items, pantry volunteers come together and individually pack boxes for each family based on their household size. “Right now our shelves are pretty empty because we just did a donation last Saturday and these loins couldn’t have come at a better time. Meat can be so hard to justify when money is tight and our clients are really going to appreciate this. Knowing that we can rely on Iowa Select and the Foundation year-after-year really means a lot to us. We’re very thankful for these loins.” #HaulOutHunger #BillionPlus