Food Pantry Re-Build Renovation

Welcome to the South Benton Food Pantry! Our humble establishment has a unique story to tell. Originally built in the 1970s as a garage, we have been serving our community for decades, providing vital assistance to those in need. Over the years, the demands on our pantry have grown exponentially, and it is now time for us to undergo a much-needed renovation. We are thrilled to announce that we are in the final stages of permitting the pantry and rebuilding the commercial kitchen, but we require additional funding to kickstart this transformative project. We have raised almost $200,000 for our projects. With your generous support, we can create a modern, efficient space that will enhance our ability to serve our community effectively. Join us in our mission to make a difference in the lives of those facing food insecurity. Together, we can build a stronger, more resilient South Benton Food Pantry.

We have witnessed firsthand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community. The reduction in Pandemic EBT benefits has put a strain on many families, causing them to seek assistance from our pantry. Moreover, the lack of full-service grocery stores in Monroe has further exacerbated the issue, leaving residents with limited options for affordable, nutritious food.

Despite these challenges, we have risen to the occasion, expanding our outreach efforts to meet the increased demand. Our dedicated volunteers have worked tirelessly to provide essential food assistance to an ever-growing number of clients. However, our current space constraints have made it increasingly difficult to efficiently store and distribute the necessary supplies.

With your support, we can overcome these limitations and ensure that no one in our community goes hungry. By renovating and expanding our facilities, we will be able to accommodate a larger inventory of food items, including fresh produce, dairy products, and proteins. This will enable us to reach more individuals and families, providing them with access to nutritious food and alleviating the burden they face in the wake of reduced EBT benefits and limited grocery options.

Your generous contributions will be instrumental in transforming the South Benton Food Pantry into a more efficient and welcoming space. The funds raised will be allocated to several key areas. Firstly, a significant portion will be dedicated to facility renovation and expansion. This includes essential upgrades such as repairing the structural integrity of the building, improving insulation and ventilation, and creating a more accessible layout to accommodate increased demand.

Additionally, the funds will be used to enhance our storage capabilities. We will invest in shelves, refrigeration units, and freezer space to ensure proper storage of perishable and non-perishable items.

Furthermore, the funds will contribute to the acquisition of essential equipment such as commercial-grade kitchen appliances, food preparation stations, and packaging materials. These upgrades will facilitate the preparation of meals and the assembly of food packages, allowing us to offer more comprehensive support to individuals and families in need.

Lastly, a portion of the funds will be allocated to community outreach and educational programs. We aim to promote food literacy, healthy eating habits, and self-sufficiency through workshops, cooking classes, and partnerships with local organizations.

By supporting our renovation efforts, you will directly impact the lives of individuals and families facing food insecurity in rural South Benton County. Together, we can create a more robust and compassionate food pantry that will better serve our community's needs for years to come. Thank you!

Donations (9)

  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • William Wood
    • $250 
    • 2 mos
  • Cathy Long
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Louis Eisenman
    • $10 
    • 3 mos
  • Efrain Arredondo
    • $25 
    • 3 mos
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Janeece Cook
Monroe, OR
South Benton Food Pantry
Registered nonprofit
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