God placed upon my heart the idea of opening a food pantry to help those who simply cannot make ends meet. We supplement families with enough food for at least 1 week and we give each new family a Bible. They can visit one pantry once a month. We help those families in Southwest, Iowa. I have set up the pantry as a choice pantry which means families get to pick out the food they prefer (still limited of course) and this way we are not sending food with them they do not like.
The Iowa West Foundation has generously provided $20,000 in Challenge Funds to be shared by participating nonprofits it recognizes as being based in or providing services in Pottawattamie County five days per week or more and meeting their funding criteria. These funds will be distributed based on donations coming from Pottawattamie County.