Local food pantry receives grant

The Bread of Life food pantry has received a grant of $1,922.55 from the Huntington County Community Foundation, through the 2020 Cycle II Grant Program.

The grant was for a cement pad located at the Knight Bergman Center, 132 Nancy St., Warren. Construction of the pad was completed by a Warren community business, Leas Concrete Construction. An 8’ x 10’ Polar King walk-in cooler was installed on the cement pad.

The walk-in cooler has been a great asset to the pantry and a bonus for pantry patrons to receive fresh, quality produce to help prepare meals for their families and snacks for children.

The walk-in cooler gives the pantry opportunities to accept large donations of local fresh vegetables and fruits from area farmers, as well as the ability to get large amounts of eggs, dairy and fresh produce from the Community Harvest Food Bank.

Having a large refrigeration storage area has changed part of the menu that the pantry can offer to the Warren area clients.

The pantry is now able to consistently offer five fresh vegetables and at least one fresh fruit to the patrons coming to the weekly drive-through pantry.

The pantry extends its thanks to the Huntington County Community Foundation for helping fulfill the pantry’s mission of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”