Diana Jeska

Homer’s food pantry sees 18 percent increase in need for its services

Over the past 25 years the Homer Community Food Pantry has provided food to those in need. Only with Homer’s generous donations of food, money and volunteer hours can we help those seeking our services. Together, we are a bridge, sharing resources to address hunger and basic needs as we form a  local helping network. Meeting these needs can be consuming in time and personnel but our efforts are very practical and concrete.

Food pantry depends on community

You may have noticed that the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank (KPFB) is sending out donation requests of late.  Homer Community Food Pantry (HCFP) has received several calls asking, “How does this donation benefit you?” 

We receive no money from them. Donating to them is your decision. As dues-paying members of KPFB, our only benefit is purchasing food, when they have it, at a reduced cost. 

Pantry grateful; help still needed

The Homer Community Food Pantry recently received significant financial support from the Community Chest at the Homer Foundation. The Community Chest is intended to provide emergency help and bridge funding to support families with children that are in need of services other than food. The ability to partner with the Homer Foundation is a blessing and will help many. We are grateful to those responsible for this support. We also received a generous distribution from the Jane Little Fund (a donor advised fund of the Homer Foundation.) Many thanks to you for this helpful gift.

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