Any 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in our service area can host Mobile Food Pantries. Each distribution takes about two hours and hosts will be responsible for handling and delivery fees ranging from $495 to $1,500 to provide 5,000 pounds to 15,000 pounds — a 3- to 4-day supply of food for 100 to 300 families. See the breakdown here.
You’ll need to complete our application questionnaire and then request and fill out a Partner Agency Application. For the distributions themselves, you’ll need to arrange to use a parking lot (setup described in our Mobile Pantry Policies and Procedures Document), which you can probably “borrow” for an afternoon from a church, school, or office park. You’ll also need 8 to 12 folding banquet tables and 12 to 20 volunteers to help unload food, answer questions, direct traffic, and clean up the site afterwards.
To find out when you can observe a Mobile Pantry hosted by another organization, contact Ryan VanMaldegen at 616.389.6360.