Grundy Center Food Pantry— Haul Out Hunger
“Currently, 5.6% of households in Grundy County are considered food-insecure, meaning they do not have enough to eat,” said Jodi Rowe of Operation Threshold in Grundy Center. “9.4% of families with children are severely food-insecure. They really struggle to put food on their table.”
As one of the main relief organizations in Grundy County, Operation Threshold offers a variety of services and resources to local community members including monthly food boxes, access to affordable housing, crisis services, heating assistance and childhood development programs.
“Our clients can’t always afford to incorporate protein-packed products like this into their diets,” explained Jodi. “Plus, numbers typically increase in the summer, so this donation couldn’t have come at a better time.”
Operation Threshold serves anywhere from 60-80 families in the area, which is roughly 300 people.
“This is the only donation of meat that we receive and I can’t put into words how awesome it is,” said Jodi. “Not only is pork super healthy, but families can stretch these loins into two to four meals. It makes a huge impact.”