The Food Pantry Program was started in 2006 to address the needs of the homeless people living with HIV/AIDS. Clients visit the pantry twice a month to obtain nutritional food; each receives 25lbs of food with an average value of $45.00 per visit. Currently the food pantry is open each Tuesday and Thursday. Potential clients should consult their case manager for a referral The Pantry is staffed completely by volunteers.
It is an objective of A4L to allow the client to come bi-weekly to choose 7 of 12 frozen nutritious meals thus guaranteeing a proper diet. This additional service will allow client participation in menu selection, as the client can choose from a variety of offerings. It is hoped that this exercise of choice will help build self-esteem. Clients are also offered a variety of fresh bread and bakery products as well as fresh produce when available.
Second Food Pantry Location – is located at 6847 W. Fairfield Dr. Pensacola, Fl. Hearts of Love Ministry. This church is not only letting us use their facility but is also providing the volunteers to run the pantry the same days and hours as we run at our main location. This second location will give our clients on that side of town a more convenient location