Haul Out Hunger: Story City, The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
“We rotate the responsibilities of the food pantry between 10 churches in the area,” explained Judy Miller of Grace United Methodist Church in Story City. “This is our second time volunteering in the 15 or 20 years that the pantry’s been open. It’s always a rewarding experience.”
Located in downtown Story City, the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry opens it doors every Saturday from 10 AM - Noon and serves 80-100 households every month from Story City, Gilbert and Roland.
“Families are allowed to come once per month and are always overwhelmed at the variety of choices we have to offer,” said Sue Bohner, a second volunteer from the Methodist Church. “We receive fresh bread, fruit and vegetables every week from HyVee and the local pantry matches several of our purchases. We feel blessed to receive as much support as we do.”
In addition to support for local grocery stores and of course the 10 churches, the pantry receives venison from the Story City Locker and pork loins from Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation.
“We’re so grateful for this donation of 144 pork loins and for Ty Gustafson at the locker for letting us store them here,” said Judy. “These are some of the biggest pork loins I’ve ever seen. I can’t wait to see the smiles they put on our clients faces.”
During today’s Haul Out Hunger donations we’ll be traveling to 6 counties, 12 pantries and donating more than 8,000 pounds of pork. Who’s excited to follow along?!