What sets Lakeview Pantry apart from similar agencies is the Pantry’s status as a true community organization; we offer opportunities for those who are in need, those who want to donate and those who want to give their time. Last year, we provided services to approximately 12,000 clients through 45,000 client visits; we received donations from more than 5,000 individuals and businesses; and we were supported by nearly 1,000 volunteers. As one can imagine, in these difficult economic times, demand for our services is stronger than ever. Lakeview Pantry saw nearly a 34% percent overall increase in clients seeking help from 2010 to 2012.
Lakeview Pantry strives to not only provide food for our clients, but also to address the root causes of poverty and hunger.
By helping our clients address the issues which lead to food insecurity, such as housing instability, unemployment, and education, we aim to help those who are in poverty rise above it and those who are at risk to avoid it.
Each month, we serve approximately 3,800 men, women and children in our neighborhood who are struggling with hunger and poverty through our two distribution centers, home delivery program, clothing distribution, and case management programs.