November 2023 Pantry Overview
Posted on 12-5-2023
This month of November 2023 ST THOMAS (DS) supplied the pantry. We would like to thank them. We appreciate all the donations of food & money. Thank you so much.
The next few months the following churches will take a turn:
- Dec - UMC (DS)
- Jan - DSCC (DS)
- Feb - ALC (DS)
- Mar - UMC (IR)
- Apr - ST THOMAS (DS)
- May - UMC (DS)
- June - C&MA (DS)
*you may notice that it seems CMA will be skipped in Jan. But, to rotate months one church is skipped each year - this year if just happens to be the CMA church that is skipped. The reason we rotate the churches is because some months our needs rise - Nov (Thanksgiving) & Dec (Christmas). It would not be fair that one church always has to take those months.
Just in the past few months the families that have come to the pantry have increased from around 40 some people to 70 some people. I think it may grow some yet in Dec.
For everyone who donated this month, thank you for thinking of the pantry & all of the families that need the pantry.
Groceries bought at Maynard’s for the pantry can be left at Maynard’s & they will deliver on
Tues. when we are open, or, if you prefer to give a monetary donation you can send it to
Kingsbury County Food Pantry PO Box 202 DeSmet SD 57231
Checks should be made out to Kingsbury County Food Pantry or KCFP
Either way we thank you so much & May God Bless YOU!!! WE CAN DEFINITELY FIND A HOME FOR ANY FOOD DONATED THERE IS A BIG NEED IN KINGSBURY COUNTY.
We will be working with ICAP for Christmas meals to make sure the poorest in Kingsbury County get a holiday meal. Anyone who is signed up with ICAP will get a letter they can present to the pantry with their family size. They will get a voucher to Maynard’s to buy the supplies they will need for a Holiday meal. We will try to provided them with enough groceries from the pantry so that they can just buy the perishable items at the store. We could really use both food donations (similar to the thanksgiving supply list or monetary donations to help pay for the food bought with the vouchers.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call Robyn Flickinger at 605 203 1993 coordinator for the Kingsbury County Food Pantry.
The following are the people who were helped at the pantry this last month:
- 24 families
- 5 new family
- 71 all people
- 30 children 17 & under
- 22 adults 18-59
- 19 seniors 60+
- 5 out of 20 senior box recipients also came in for extra food
- 20 Senior Boxes
- 176 back packs (Lake Preston weekly 15 – 16 – 16 – 16; DeSmet weekly 30 – 30 – 30 – 23)
If you or someone you know is 60+ & has an gross income within the govt limits they may be eligible for a senior box. The income of all the people living in the home must be considered. Call Robyn if interested 605-203-1993.
- 1 Person - 1580.00 month (gross) before deductions
- 2 Person - 2137.00 month (gross) before deductions
- 3 Person - 2694.00 month (gross) before deductions
- 4 Person - 3250.00 month (gross) before deductions
The items needed for next month
- Canned Tuna
- Canned Chicken
- Hamburger, Tuna, or Chicken Helper (not stroganoff)
- Cereal (both sugary & not)
- Granola Bars
- Baked Beans/Pork & Beans
- Pasta Sauce
- Coffee (not decaf)
- Snacks & Baked Goods
- Baking Mixes (cake, cookies, brownies, bars, etc.)
Non-Food Items Items
- Paper Towels
- Toilet Paper
- Fabric Softener
- Liquid Hand Soap
- Dish Soap
Personal Care Items
- Body Wash
- Liquid Soap
- Disposable Razors
- Shave Cream
- Lotion (Hand or Body)
REMEMBER IF YOU BUY AT MAYNARDS THEY WILL DELIVER WHEN WE ARE OPEN SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO MAKE A SPECIAL TRIP. THEY ARE VERY GOOD TO US. YOUR DONATION WILL GET TO US THE VERY NEXT TUESDAY.
Thank You, Robyn Flickinger