Supplemental Food for People Living with HIV/AIDS

May 3, 2012

The Rising Cost of Food

Fresh Bread and Baked Goods from Local Donations
Fresh Bread and Baked Goods from Local Donations

As you know, whenever we go to the grocery store these days we notice how much more things cost now than they did five years ago, or even last year.  Our food costs for Esther's Pantry and our facilities have gone up significantly! 

Lucky for us, we have some very generous local grocers who donate fresh food to us on a weekly basis.  Whole Foods and New Seasons provide us with high quality food that our clients look forward to receiving.  These are often things that they could never afford on their own - such as unique cheeses, produce, desserts, pastries, yogurts and other treats that are typicaly beyond their price ranges.  We are so very grateful for their support of our food programs.

Over the past four months, we have received an average of 5000 pounds of donated food each month for our clients.  This is food that we typically would have to buy, but the quality and selection are much better from these donations.  We are very lucky to have these local grocers as our supporters.


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Project Leader

James Lindquist

Portland, OR United States

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