Chickasaw County Food Pantry-New Hampton

posted on Monday, July 31, 2017

Believe it or not, we're still "trucking" along! We're always so pleasantly surprised with the crew in New Hampton at the Chickasaw County Food Pantry. With gloves in hand and smiles stretched across their faces, volunteers are always ready to unload frozen pork loins from our truck and into their freezers-- which will eventually be placed in the hands of 50 families in need in the area.

Open every Friday to the public, the pantry is actually funded by the local hospital in town meaning their overhead is low and they can spend funds generated by additional support directly on replenishing the pantry.

"We are very fortunate to have such tremendous support from the hospital. They pay for the building and HVAC, the only thing we cover is the cost of the phone," explained Marilyn Randall, a longtime volunteer with the pantry. "I can't begin to put into words the burden it lifts off our shoulders. It allows us to focus our time and efforts on helping those that need it most."

After leaving 8 cases of pork loins with the friendly folks in New Hampton, our truck is now 480 pounds lighter and we're off to Nashua for the last stop of the night. Day 1 of Haul Out Hunger is nearly in the books! #HaulOutHunger #billionplus