Friday, November 21, 2014

Mobile Food Truck

Since I posted yesterday about our food pantry in general, I thought I'd post today about the Mobile Food Truck.

Care and Share sends a truck out once a month to visit rural areas and bring mostly fresh produce, but also some bakery items, and sometimes other things as well.  They showcase our site in action at their blog.

There is a lot of food insecurity in rural areas.  Way too much.  Nearly 70 families went through today.

But there are opportunities for assistance.  And this is what my family came home with today:

We could have taken more potatoes (that's 6 3-lb bags there), and we also could have taken carrots.  But we have so many of both around right now, I just did not want more.

And if you can't quite tell what's in there, we brought home:
  • 18 pounds of potatoes
  • a pumpkin
  • ten red bell peppers
  • ten fairly small onions
  • 14 big apples
  • a big pumpkin pie
  • six banana nut muffins
  • a HUGE bag of hamburger buns
  • a loaf of Sara Lee 100% Whole Wheat bread
I'm planning to dehydrate most of the bell peppers. The pumpkin will become pumpkin bread and/or cookies.  Apples, onions, potatoes, and bread all just get eaten.  I'm sure the pumpkin pie will be dessert a couple nites in a row.  The muffins are already gone.

No comments: