On Thursday, December 3, Finlandia University will be hosting another Mobile Food Pantry in the parking lot between Old Main and the Chapel of St. Mattew. Organized through Feeding American West Michigan, mobile food pantries help fill the gap in hunger needs in a community, by supplementing the ongoing work of local pantries with much needed fresh produce, meat, and dairy. The truck coming here on December 3 will hold about 15,000 pounds of such items, and which has the potential to supply as many as 300 families. The mobile pantry will be supported financially by Portage Health Foundation.
The Mobile Food Pantry will be set up by the Chapel of St. Matthew and Old Main. Semmler Smith said those wishing to take food do not need to bring anything with them. It will be set up drive-through style: there will be a brief registration and then volunteers will bring out a box of food.
Volunteers have already been found, but boxes are needed to load groceries into. They can be dropped off at the Chapel basement anytime before Dec. 3.