Friday, October 25 2013 @ 06:46 PM MST
Contributed by: Keystone
Our next Military Food Pantry is November 2nd from 10am to 1pm. Any military member or veteran can stop by and grab some food or other household needs. All we ask is for you show your military ID when you enter and you let us weigh your packages on the way out. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ID please have the FRG, FACS or unit contact us directly. We do not want to exclude unmarried couples for the sake of a card. As long as we have verification we will let you in to"shop". If you cannot make on the day of the pantry please call us to schedule an appointment for a time that works best for you. I also want to make it extremely clear that NO MEDIA are permitted entry during the pantry. There is absolutely no reason to make any of our families uncomfortable because they could use some help.
The pantry is totally anonymous and we do not save names or share any information other than the total number of guests and the total weight of the donations given out. We do not contact the unit or FRG (unless you want us to). The privacy, security and safety of the troops and their families is our primary concern in everything we do. If anyone can help out during the pantry please call and we will put you on the schedule. Extra hands the Wednesday before and the day of the pantry are always welcome. In spite of the improving economy our military families are still struggling. Some families had 2 members furloughed in October and have not received any back pay yet. They will need some help until they can get financially stable again.
Donations for the pantry may be dropped off during regular hours or by calling 610-698-2122 for an appointment. We are in need of peanut butter, jelly, basic pantry staples (sugar, salt, coffee...you get the idea), kids breakfast and lunch items, canned goods, cleaning supplies, box dinners, crackers, and anything shelf stable. We should be good on baby supplies for one more pantry. Anyone who would like to donate fresh bread, produce or dairy may drop off on the Saturday of the pantry. We do not have refrigeration to keep fresh food longer so any fresh items left will be taken to Berks Food Pantry or another group in need. If there are any questions please feel free to call 610-698-2122. You are welcome to leave a voice-mail and we will call you back as soon as possible.Please remember we are still 100% volunteer and most of the volunteers have jobs, kids, grandkids and lots of other things going on. It may take a day or two to get a reply but we will call you back. Thanks for your understanding.
Kyle “LordzMom” Lord
Director, Keystone Soldiers
130 Redners Way
Leesport, PA 19533