Your dollar means a lot to us and to the residents of Indian River County who are in need of food assistance. Not only does your dollar help feed those in need but through our partnerships we are able leverage you donations to buy food at a discount. In this way we are able to turn every dollar you donate into $3 on average. Imagine that, every dollar you donate to The Food Pantry of Indian River County turns into three dollars!
With our low overhead structure, you are virtually guaranteed that your donations go directly to the purchase of food, at very advantageous prices. We are a 100% volunteer organization and use space donated by a local church to store donated food. The combination of volunteers and donated space allow us to use 97%+ of your donations to purchase and distribute food to residents in Indian River County in need.
Our food purchases our focused on non-perishable staples such as pasta, rice, tuna, peanut butter and jelly, canned meats, fruits and vegetables. We buy food in bulk at substantially discounted prices stretching dollars.
Here are some examples of your money at work for the residents of Indian River County who need assistance:
- $25 buys 20 jars of peanut butter (retail $79.59) add grocery cart image
- $50 buys 96 cans of tuna (retail $60.00) add grocery cart image
- By the end of 2011 we were serving over 900 families per month.
Make your donation today and join us in feeding those in our community to who need assistance purchasing food.