My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for LORD S PANTRY OF DOWNINGTOWN, Downingtown, PA, USA
The Lord's Pantry serves almost 800 clients monthly, providing food and special services in an environment that preserves the dignity and sense of self-worth of those served. Clients leave with shopping carts full of staples, fresh produce (in Summer from locally-grown fields) and "healthy choice" selections that each client "shops" for. At Thanksgiving there are special appetizer-to-dessert meals with whole turkeys, etc. In addition, September brings back-packs for clients' school-age children, full of school supplies. The Pantry also provides "healthy cooking" classes to educate clients on preparation of wholesome and fresh foods that may be unfamiliar but bring variety to menus. There is a dedicated core of volunteers, and not a penny goes to "management" - from top to bottom time and effort is strictly voluntary. This organization and its philosophy of emphasizing the dignity of all those served is inspiring.
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