Haul Out Hunger:

posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

"We're going to make these loins stretch as much as possible," said Denny Keith as he was unloading loins at the Clear Lake-Ventura Food Pantry. "In fact, we're taking most of these loins down to the butcher who will slice them up for us. It's not often we receive large donations of meat like this so we really have to make it go far."

The "We're going to make these loins stretch as much as possible," said Denny Keith as he was unloading loins at the Clear Lake-Ventura Food Pantry. "In fact, we're taking most of these loins down to the butcher who will slice them up for us. It's not often we receive large donations of meat like this so we really have to make it go far." Food Pantry, which is located in the basement of the United Methodist Church, supports 95-110 families a month. Founded only three short years ago after examining community needs, the pantry works to alleviate high food insecurity levels in the area. Once a month, the pantry opens its doors to individuals and families in need and lets them "shop" in accordance of their family size.

"In total, I think it's about 200 people that we serve," explained Denny. "We try to provide them with a variety of nutritious food products and helpful household items, it's actually free toothbrush month right now!"

Whether it's money, time or effort, the pantry is maintained through the unfailing support of the church and local community members. In addition to keeping the pantry stocked and well-organized, volunteers offer a community kitchen meal on Wednesday nights for approximately 40 people.

Thank you to the many volunteers at the Clear Lake-Ventura Food Pantry and United Methodist Church. Your dedication to improving the lives of others makes us so proud to work with you!