Local food pantry gets a major face lift
SNOW HILL, Md. – On the Eastern Shore, 42-thousand people are food insecure. That’s one out of eight individuals and one out of six children and seniors. Because of those numbers, a food pantry in Snow Hill received a makeover today.
Food Lion refurbished the pantry, through their “Great Pantry Makeover” event, where they help remodel more than 30 agencies. The Snow Hill location will have a new stand-up freezer and shelving, as well as a new ramp to help those who are disabled. Plus, they are now fully stocked with nutritious food.
Maryland Food Bank nominated Snow Hill to get this renovation because they know how essential their food pantry is for the community.
“Of the top five most insecure counties in our state, four of them are here on the Eastern Shore. And Worcester County is one of the top contender’s. So to be able to provide an opportunity to our families here in Snow Hill, let alone Worcester County, making sure we’re fighting hunger here on the Eastern Shore,” said Jennifer Small with the Maryland Food Bank Eastern Shore.
This pantry just recently purchased this new property, hence the upgrade. Once they finish the renovation, they will offer more than just food. They will include screenings for health and education as well.