A mobile pantry is a traveling food pantry that delivers food directly to families for a one-day food distribution. Nonprofit agencies can collaborate with Food Bank for the Heartland to host a Mobile Pantry, which extends their services and helps even more people in need by distributing additional food and household items to underserved areas. The Food Bank will assist agencies in scheduling a Mobile Pantry and advertising it to their clients and other people in the community. Food Bank drivers will deliver pallets of food and household items to a prearranged location then agency volunteers will distribute the food free of charge to those people who come to the Mobile Pantry seeking assistance. Mobile Pantries can be scheduled on a regular basis.
For more information on hosting a Mobile Pantry, please contact Amy Gerhart, Director of Agency Relations, 402.905.4817.