A food pantry began last year to serve the communities of Adair and Casey with the help of a Matthew 25 grant from the Southwest District (which is supported through apportionments). “After becoming aware of the need for food in our communities,” Cindy Lundy wrote, the United Methodist churches “decided to open a food pantry to serve the hungry in our communities.”
Their biggest challenge has been to keep the shelves and freezers stocked with nutritious food. Although they became affiliated with the Iowa Food Bank in December, they “still need to purchase other items in stores, such as fresh meats, personal hygiene supplies, bread, and milk.”
A number of people from the churches and the broader community are eager and willing volunteers with the food pantry. They have learned not to judge the people who walk through their doors. We now “realize the courage it takes to admit” when you need help.