With God’s Grace Mobile Food Pantry opens free grocery store – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio
It looks like your typical grocery store, but when it comes to checking out, families won’t have to pay like other places.
The free With God’s Grace grocery store is located on North Dixie in place of the old car title cash loans building.
“We always wanted to know why our families needed to come and needed help and we always wanted to be able to give them a hand. Not a helping hand. Nicole Adkins said.
Executive Director and Owner Nicole Adkins told News Center 7 that this is all part of With the grace of God Mobile pantry continue efforts to reduce food insecurity.
Last year, With God’s Grace distributed over 940,000 meals through its programs. At present, it feeds over 2,000 people every week.
“They make an appointment. They must bring one piece of photo ID of each adult in their household. said Adkins. “They have to bring each child’s birth certificate, then a recent utility bill from the past thirty days that has the current address.”
Adkins said she hopes the free groceries can help expand their mission to end hunger in the Miami Valley even further.
Each family will receive help through the Pantry Upgrade Program to directly address their needs.
“The program is established and designed because they are limited in what they can have for their families, and they go through the program to get their food and resources. It’s not just about getting in and out. said Adkins.
Thanks to the program, families can shop once a week. Families are guided through a food catalog to ensure they are receiving the right nutrition.
Adkins says their mission is to be there for years to come. Help build community by backing up one client at a time.
“The free grocery store is there to help families become self-reliant and to give them the dignity they need to be able to move forward with their tough ship. Said Adkins.
To make an appointment for free groceries and learn more about the program, you can visit www.withgodsgracepantry.org
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