It is clear that the pantry system has an impact on the need of the population it serves, but a lasting solution will take a concerted effort with a real desire to end hunger.  

We believe serving food is half the equation.  Helping people regain their self esteem and self confidence, fostering hope and believing they can make their lives better will to a long way toward helping people get out of poverty and dependence.  We want to see that in our lifetime.