New LIFT food pantry to begin serving Lansing area October 3


Preparing to feed those in need ... The store room holds crates of food which will soon be stocked on the LIFT shelves for future recipients. The new LIFT food pantry will be open Wednesdays, beginning October 3, from 4-8 p.m. Photo by Susan Cantine-Maxson.

Frozen and refrigerated offerings ... New refrigerators and freezers are operational and ready to receive frozen and refrigerated foods for Lansing’s new LIFT food pantry. The new LIFT food pantry will be open Wednesdays, beginning October 3, from 4-8 p.m. Photo by Susan Cantine-Maxson.

by Susan Cantine-Maxson

Lansing Iowa Food Trust (LIFT) will open its door to the public for the first time Wednesday, October 3 from 4-8 p.m. Located at 220 South Third Street in Lansing in the former Rethswich Lumber Yard office, LIFT will be dependent upon donations and volunteers for its continued operation.

LIFT will also be dependent on monetary donations to help pay the rent for the site as well as to help purchase some food supplies through  the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Monetary donations may be sent to: LIFT   P.O. Box 421 Lansing, IA 52151.

After the site is up and running, future volunteers will be needed to unload trucks, to take in food donations, to stock the shelves, and to work when the site is open.

The site is open to those who are in need of food and meet qualification guidelines. The amount of food each recipient receives is dependent upon the number of people in the household. Any questions may be directed to one of the LIFT board members: Karen Galema, President; Janice Rea, Treasurer; Gary Krapfl, Secretary; Chris McKee, Faye Halverson, Chad Steckel, Kim Timmerman and Darcey Pringle, Operations Manager.
 

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