Gallia County Mobile Food PantryProject led by God's Hands at Work
About the project.
The God’s Hands at Work Mobile Food Pantry was started as a means to reach folks who suffer from food insecurity in its service area. The need has always been there, but it has increased tremendously throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gallia County Mobile Food Pantry is a project that was created to take food and other necessary items out to the underserved, outlying areas of the county to people who are affected by food insecurity and/or poverty. This is a continuation of a project that started last year which we saw great success with. It had a powerful impact on the folks in the community by providing them with items needed for daily living that they might not have had otherwise.
Many people are unable to find transportation to come to the service center to request a food box, so God’s Hands at Work felt led to bring the food to them. God’s Hands at Work serves 5 counties, but the Mobile Food Pantry serves Gallia county.
God’s Hands at Work makes food boxes with enough food for 3 meals a day for 7 days. This includes frozen meat, which is generally unheard of from food pantries. The meals are planned ahead of time and everything is included to prepare that meal, including recipes, if needed. Clients receive enough food items to even have for leftovers for a night or two, such as chili or vegetable soup and other meals.
FAO staff comments.
The God’s Hands at Work mobile food pantry provides food to the most vulnerable in Gallia County. Realizing that many individuals lacked the transportation to have access to local food pantries, God’s Hands at Work decided to go to them, ensuring their neighbors needs are met.