New Opportunities Food Pantry-Sac City
posted on Thursday, August 3, 2017
We’re not sure how we got so lucky, but today’s journey brought us to not just one, but two New Opportunities Family Development Centers. Much like the center in Carroll County, the Sac County location did not leave us disappointed!
“This place is like my baby,” said pantry director, Kristi Errit. “I want people to feel like they’re in an actual store when they come here. I don’t want them to feel like they’re asking for a handout from the local food pantry and I think we’ve done a pretty good job of achieving that goal.”
From the meticulously organized shelves of food to the rows and rows of sorted clothing (and now freezers full of pork!), there is nothing that Kristi has looked over at the center in Sac City. “I’m an organized person in life and it just transfers over here,” she laughed. “Sometimes I’ll be at home and wonder if I labeled a new item that came in, and I’ll end up coming back here at night to fix it. I just can’t help it!”
Nestled right underneath the local water tower, the New Opportunities Family Development Center in Sac City serves more than 300 clients per month. “Unfortunately, being in a smaller community means we don’t get as much support as other locations or pantries,” explained Kristi. “This donation means the world to us and I know will be equally as important, if not more so, for the families that receive it. These loins are going to stretch very far!”
Thanks to Kristi and the rest of the team from New Opportunities that joined us today to unload 15 cases of pork loins, a total of 900 pounds of pork for food insecure individuals and families in need in Sac County. #HaulOutHunger #BillionPlus
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