The food pantry has been busy as ever post-Ramadan! Currently the food pantry is focused on keeping up with the immediate demand from the community. Our volunteers have been absolutely instrumental in helping us reach our goals for the quantity and frequency of distribution.
At the same time, we are so proud to be embarking on our Client Choice model. Client Choice means that pantry visitors will be empowered to learn more about healthy & nutritious foods, and then make their own decisions as to what kind of food they pick up.
Instead of receiving a bag of produce that has been pre-selected, guests will be able to “shop” for their produce as one might do in a normal grocery store, with meal suggestions and nutrition education embedded throughout. We will do everything we can to make the environment warm, inviting, accessible and dignifying.
This month, we are proud to begin the process of modifying and renovating the physical environment, in preparation to roll out the client choice model. Stay tuned for more details!
Thank you to everyone who was able to visit us and attend the live chat at our Family Resource Center. Inshallah, we will have many more events to attend like this in the future!