For the fifth volunteer outing of 2017, we continued our work in the area of combating hunger by helping people get food at Goodman Community Center’s Fritz Food Pantry.
The Goodman Community Center is here for our whole community. Goodman currently houses a preschool, 4-year-old kindergarten, afterschool programs for all ages (including countywide Girls Inc.), an alternative high school, an older adult program, food pantry and a fitness center. They also rent rooms out to individuals, private corporations and community groups on a daily basis.
Goodman’s Fritz Food Pantry provides groceries for up to 125 families every week and half of the food distributed feeds hungry children. They are committed to not only alleviating hunger, but also to providing people with healthy foods — fresh, local and organic — as much as they can. And, they also try to meet special dietary needs for low-sugar, low-salt and gluten-free foods.
For this activity, we helped set-up and stock the pantry before it opens, then worked with pantry clients as they shop for their weekly groceries. It was a great experience and was interesting to volunteer here for the first time!
We also got a tour afterwards of the Goodman Community Center and I was blown away by all they offer! Click here to learn more about their many volunteer opportunities.