For Halloween, Kiwanis and Key Club members asked shoppers to place a baby item in their carts as they shopped for groceries. Baby items don't weigh much, but Kiwanis men delivered almost a ton of needed items. Members of the North Canyon Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints went trick-or-treating for bags of candy to distribute to pantry clients so they would have something to hand out on Halloween. Other group trick-or-treated for pantry items before their Halloween parties.
Pantry organizers say every day seems to bring a new group of people to the pantry with food to share,
Not to be outdone, pantry volunteers are planning a warehouse rummage sale of new and used donated Christmas items on Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organizers promise there will be something for everyone, even a stainless steel kitchen sink.
During October, groceries were distributed to 303 families, made up of 829 individuals.
Items especially needed currently are hot and cold cereal, 4 and 5 pound bags of sugar and boxes of macaroni and cheese.
The pantry is also asking for two volunteers who can work Monday mornings between 10 a.m. and noon.
The pantry is located at 480 E.150 North, east of Bountiful Community Church.