Other Food Programs
Mobile Food Pantry
In order to make sure we are reaching all people in need in our community, MOM operates a Mobile Food Pantry, serving two low-income apartment complexes.
Guests at these complexes have a hard time reaching our Food Pantry due to transportation and mobility issues, and greatly look forward to their visit from the MOM truck!
Food Pantry Garden
MOM operates three Food Pantry Gardens, one of which is a teaching garden, which gives clients their own small plot, where they are being taught how to grow food, side by side with volunteer mentors.
The other two gardens are used to provide fresh produce for the Food Pantry and are managed by volunteers.
MOM partners with the Social Workers at several Middleton Cross Plains Area School District schools to provide extra food to give to children who express hunger while at school.
Heather has fond memories of gardening with her mother as a little girl—particularly of the fabulous, fresh veggies she got to eat when their work was drawing to a close. Recently, Heather decided to take advantage of MOM’s Food Pantry Gardens to recreate the gardening experience for her sons. The gardens helped the family enjoy freshly grown peas and other healthy vegetables to eat. It also offered them the promise of community and a path to a better life.
We are grateful for you, and the many supporters within our community, who support our three MOM gardens. During the growing season, we are often asked what produce we need the most. Here is some information about what produce we can most use here at MOM.
Once again this summer, MOM’s food pantry gardens are helping pantry clients access fresh fruit and vegetables—and bring them directly from the garden to their tables.
Lisa had relied on the food pantry garden for food and as a place to learn new skills and spend time with new friends, volunteers Dan and Eileen. When Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer, the garden became something even more for her. It became a place of healing.
MOM distributes nearly 1.4 million pounds of food every year to people in our community. MOM's Food Pantry allows individuals and families to self select food and personal hygiene items and to come as often as they need. You can help make sure people in our community are food secure.
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