Pay It Ahead | Conserving meals on the desk in Davenport

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Robin Sade is a volunteer for the Fairmount Meals Pantry positioned in Scott Neighborhood School’s West Campus in Davenport. The pantry opened in February of this yr. Tammy Trice helped set up the meals pantry by means of the Good Neighbor Venture. 

“I met Tammy a pair years in the past when she requested if she might use our parking zone within the church at St Alban’s for a produce drop off. And since then, I imply, I’ve discovered a lot that she’s carried out for the neighborhood,” Sade stated. 

For all Trice does for her neighborhood and the neighborhood, Sade nominated her for the Pay It Ahead award. 

Opening a meals pantry has at all times been a dream for Trice. Because the pantry opened its doorways, the response has been overwhelming. 

“Really now we have struggled to attempt to the preserve the pantry open and preserve it stocked. So that is actually such a blessing for us and so proper on time. I’m so pleased,” Trice stated. 

The pantry receives donations and works with native organizations to place meals on the cabinets, however it could actually nonetheless be a wrestle to maintain meals stocked with the demand of the pantry from the neighborhood. They’ve needed to scale back hours to make sure they will present meals and work tougher to place themselves on the map. 

“We’re opening up and reaching out. We simply began our Fb web page so we’re hoping that folks will look on our Fb web page and get to know us, get to know our wants, and need to change into a accomplice with us,” Trice stated.

With the longer term opening of the Fairmount Neighborhood Middle, Trice hopes that the pantry might be an enormous a part of it. 

“I would like individuals to have the ability to come to the meals pantry and ensure they’ve quick access to it. And in addition I would like them to have the ability to have entry to actions and sources and assist companies,” stated Trice.

Trice has additionally helped set up many occasions for the encompassing neighborhood, like block events and a Trunk-or-Deal with. She says serving to her neighbors and the neighborhood is simply one thing she was raised round. 

“All of us took care of one another. I bear in mind, you already know, if we ever wanted something we are able to get it from a neighbor and that’s simply one thing that was instilled in me. So my neighborhood simply means quite a bit to me and something I can do to make my neighborhood higher, I’m going to try this,” stated Trice. 

Credit score: Robin Sade

Flyer for the Fairmount Neighborhood Meals Pantry

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