Food Drives across America are a popular way to help local food pantries, soup kitchens, etc., but have you ever thought about how the donated food is actually helping these organizations?
Katie Wendorf of Seed & Bean Market met with Stephanie Edwards, Director of Development & Community Outreach of the Community Cooperative, to get a behind the scenes look at how they operate. Relying on the generous donations from Food Drives, local businesses and grocery stores, the Community Cooperative kitchen cranks out over 180,000 meals a year! Serving our community, the 2,400 volunteers prepare and distribute these meals from the Community Café Kitchen, to the 7 different mobile food pantry locations and to the over 1,000 elderly and homebound citizens in our community.
[Volunteers preparing food before the Café opens]
[The temporary food pantry as the new space is under construction]
Stephanie Edwards, Director of Development & Community Outreach of the Community Cooperative
Check out their donation wish lists below and we will see you on November 21st!
For more information on how you can help, visit their website at https://communitycooperative.com/.