Started in 2008, the Elmore County Food Pantry non-profit helps food-deprived families. Since 2010, the organization has given away approximately 1.3 million pounds of food. It currently serves approximately 500 families and gives away approximately 30,000 pounds of food per month.
“Most of the people we serve are elderly and faced with having to decide whether to buy food, buy their medicine, or even sometimes pay the rent so they come to us for help. We also serve families with children. Poarch’s giving means so much— when they help just one person get back on their feet, there’s a ripple effect. It helps their family, which helps the community as a whole.”
— Lashawn Anthony, Volunteer Counselor, Elmore County Food Pantry