Visit our Choice Pantry

Posted on May 13, 2014 in NEWS AND REPORTS | Comments Off on Visit our Choice Pantry

Visit our Choice Pantry

We are proud to announce the Urban Mission Choice Pantry is open!

What is a Client Choice Pantry?

A “Client choice” Pantry is type of emergency food distribution that enables clients to select their own food, much like a grocery store. Unlike most pantries, which provide clients with fixed boxes or bags of food with no ability to select the items included, client choice pantries allow clients the ability to choose from a wide variety of foods, better enabling clients to meet their personal dietary needs.

The client choice model offers other advantages, including:

  • A sense of dignity for clients and their families
  • Higher satisfaction with the food they are able to choose
  • Less waste and ultimately less cost of food provided
  • Greater opportunities for volunteer and clients to interact; more social, supportive relationship opportunities

If you’d like to be a part of this unique opportunity for our community, please contact Linda Smith (lsmith@urbanmission.org) or 740.282.2911 to find out more information or sign up to volunteer.