Welcome to the North Liberty Community Pantry website. Our mission is to engage our community in feeding and clothing our neighbors.
8th Annual Stone Soup Supper & Silent Auction
When: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Where: South Slope Community Room
980 N Front Street, North Liberty, IA
Suggested Donation: $10 Adults and $5 children (12 & under)
*Tickets on sale now at the Pantry*
The dinner includes a variety of soups donated by area businesses and individuals! More info available here.
Our 2015 Program Summary is out! Check it out here.
The Pantry is a place where people come together and support one another. Community is built every day in the Pantry. The families we serve help each other, volunteers and families get to know each other, and the community becomes stronger as a whole.
What makes our pantry special?
One thing that makes us special is our “shopping” approach. In 2006 we took a leap of faith and changed from distributing pre-sacked bags to providing a client-choice method of food distribution. Families choose what they need and there are few limits on more expensive, less available items such as meat and toiletries.
Why shopping? This is a question we forget to ask ourselves anymore. We had some very skeptical volunteers at first, but shopping has become a unique and successful way to help families meet their needs. Research says standardized boxes increase waste. Up to half the food given will not ultimately be consumed. For us, however, in the end it is more about the respect we provide each other and the community building that develops through the relationships that are created in the Pantry.