Frontier County Food Pantry supports community with food
Frontier County Food Pantry is working together to feed their families of the Curtis community and the surrounding counties.
In their new building with more freezers and more space they are able to hold more food to distribute to the community. Today they received precooked meats, canned goods, and more. The pantry serves 68 families a month. As a teacher, Emily Garrison-Lenz, the Director of Frontier County Food Pantry, says her driving force is helping families stay fed.
"I'm a teacher in the community, I actually teach over at Maywood, and I've seen those kiddos that don't have a lot of food and depend on food at school to eat. and so it makes me feel good that I can provide food to those families so that those kiddos have meals at home and not just the ones that they get at school," said Garrison-Lenz.
Food and money donations come from Curtis and the surrounding communities. Emily says the community is so supportive that even when trucks deliver food people stop by to help bring the food in.
"The community and the surrounding communities are extraordinarily supportive. The Rotary Club just gave money and then just private individuals give anonymous donations as well. I put those into the bank and then I can use that here at our local grocery store or if I would like to order bulk from somewhere else," said Garrison-Lenz.
As a volunteer, Emily says the exta hard work is worth it.
"It takes a little bit of time but it makes it all worth it when the families come and get food that they need to put smiles on their faces," said Garrison-Lenz.
To find when they are serving, the pantry announces their stock ups on their Facebook page Frontier County Food Pantry.