We hear many hunger statistics every day. In fact, more than 46 million Americans struggle with hunger daily. But at the Good Shepherd Food Pantry (GSFP) in Windsor, N.C., hunger isn’t just a number. Each individual that is part of that great number is a life in need of help.
That’s why, the Food Pantry faithfully serves its community each day to provide for its community’s basic need… food.
When Food Lion heard of the pantry’s incredible story, they knew there was something they could do to help. So, The Great Pantry Makeover team took to the road to provide new freezers, paint, shelving and meals for this outstanding organization.
“The Great Pantry Makeover,” sponsored by Food Lion Feeds, awarded the GSFP $4,700 to purchase additional chest freezers in order to hold more perishable items, as well as to make much-needed repairs to the building. Volunteers and staff were on site Monday at the GSFP building on King Street to unload nearly 1,000 pounds of meat, canned and dried goods from the Food Bank of the Albemarle as well as enough food for approximately 10,000 meals from Food Lion Feeds. Deborah Freeman, the GSFP Program Director, stated “It would be extremely difficult for us to do what we are doing without Food Lion’s weekly donations.”
She also remarked, “The grant is a huge help also as our goal is to be increasing the amount of food we give out each month, so we really needed those freezers as well as making those renovations to the building so it’s more presentable to our families when they come in.”
In addition to the donation, Food Lion volunteers helps GSFP pack all of the non-perishable product into bags for the pantry’s next distribution.
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