Open Pantry has been servicing the community since 1975. Their mission is to provide meaningful services and processes, with humanity and dignity, which can assist people who are hungry, homeless or disadvantaged to improve the quality of their lives.

With COVID-19, the need for organizations such as Open Pantry Community Services has grown. Team leader, Matt Ogrodowicz, led a charge to collect food and donations at MBK for a 2-week period. Matt shared their mission as well as Open Pantry’s high demand items which include: cereal, pasta, canned chicken, canned fruit, canned veggies, peanut butter and spaghetti sauce.

Staff at MBK donated food and/or money, which Matt used to shop for additional items on the high-demand list. With the combined efforts, MBK was able to make a donation of 279 lbs. of food to Open Pantry! Congrats on a job well done!

If you would like to make a donation to Open Pantry, you can do so on their website: https://www.openpantry.org/

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