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A food pantry opened at Crane Place, a low income apartment complex in for older adults Menlo Park.
By Annabelle McClayne Smith, Patch Poster |
For the last year, an Ambassador Girl Scout has been designing and creating a food pantry for low- income older adults, in order to complete her Girl Scout Gold Award. Many older adults in the area are struggling between low- incomes and a lack of access to affordable healthy food. After hearing that a large portion of the residents at Crane Place often struggle to afford food, the girl scout decided to open a small food pantry. After all, food is such a basic human need, that no one should be denied access to it. The pantry is sponsored by Peninsula Volunteers Inc, and the food comes from Second Harvest Food Bank. It is open every Wednesday from 4:00- 5:00, and the residents have access to basic food staples, such as eggs, vegetables, fruit, and grains. If anyone would like to help or volunteer for the food pantry, you can contact Ann Eisenberg at email@example.com.
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