Mobile Food Pantry Serves Locals in Archuleta County
The Mobile Food Pantry is a pilot program of the Food Pantry Network of the Archuleta Food System|Food Equity Coalition. This effort intends to expand the capacity of the existing food pantries to make food more accessible in underserved areas of the County to community members with limited access to food.
The goal of the Mobile Food Pantry is to bring food closer to those who can use it and who live in areas of the county that are harder to serve than others. For instance many individuals experiencing food insecurity may not have transportation to get to one of the existing food pantries or be able to access the pantries during their normal business hours. Through the Mobile Food Pantry, a supply of non-perishable food items will be distributed twice a month to 4 locations in the County. These include: Lower Blanco, Aspen Springs Bar and Grill, Hickory Ridge Apartments, and Lakeview Estates.
The delivery intends to provide easier access to pre-packed food boxes by clients. Folks will get a two week box with items such as cereal, pasta, peanut butter and canned vegetables and beans. Fresh items may include apples, potatoes and onions.
The Mobile Food Pantry will run as a pilot effort from April 2021 - June 2021. There is no need to register to pick up a box. It is first come first served. Community members need to simply show up with masks in place on the designated dates and times noted below. Since we are partnering with the Care and Share Food Bank, we are requesting names and the number of people in households. We will not be asking for address or contact information. For questions please contact the Archuleta Food System|Food Equity Coalition at 401-371-3227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteering If you're interested in volunteering for the Mobile Food Pantry, please call the Archuleta Food System|Food Equity Coalition at 401-371-3227 or email us at email@example.com. Donations We are always happy to accept help to keep the Archuleta Mobile Food Pantry going. The Food Pantry Network is proud to serve over 350 individuals and families on a weekly basis by providing them with nutritious foods. Many individuals and families cannot afford to buy food. Please help us to continue serving our community by donating today. To make a donation, please visit our donation page. We thank you in advance for your kind contribution.