Every food pantry experiences peaks and valleys in their supply of food and in the needs of their clients. The KLS Community Food Pantry is no exception. Additionally, the physical space available to us for food storage is finite. For those reasons we have to constantly restock our shelves, bulk storage area, refrigerators, and freezers.
The Food Pantry has certain standing needs for fresh, frozen, and nonperishable items. We strive to stock a range of fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen meat, and dairy items necessary for a healthy diet. Beyond that, we are in constant need of such items as boxed cereal, canned tuna and chicken, macaroni and cheese, pasta and pasta sauce.
In addition to our standing needs, the food pantry also has specific needs which change from time to time depending on a number of factors. Those factors include client visitation numbers, type and volume of available food from our partner farms and suppliers, school and summer vacations for our school-age children, etc.