The People’s Pantry Food Recovery Society builds bridges between food retailers and producers faced with excess food and people faced with food insecurity. We are a non-profit society incorporated in May, 2020, serving the citizens of the Tri-Cities. The People’s Pantry is primarily a volunteer-run organization, including a Board of Directors. All of the surplus food we offer to families and individuals is safe to eat and nutritious. The food in our food hampers meets Food Safety requirements and offers a wide variety of food groups including dairy, bakery, meat, and fruit and vegetables. We work hard to tailor our food hampers to meet individual dietary requirements. Whether you are a client or a potential donor, The People’s Pantry is here for you.
The People’s Pantry aims to:
Partner with food retailers and food businesses who are facing excess food that typically would end up in the landfill, including “Best Before” dated products.
Redistribute excess food to seniors, single parents, and at-risk youth in the Tri-Cities struggling with food insecurity.
Collaborate with community groups who provide a food safety network so that together we can assist those seeking food and challenged with food insecurity.
Build a sustainable food recovery Society that can dynamically respond to fluctuations in rescued food, consistently provide food to families in need, and reliably support the operations with resources and funding.
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