NEW FOOD PANTRY OPEN IN SPRINGVILLE On March 18th, Kiwanis Club of Springville members met with Tom Hogan of Community in Action and local volunteers to finalize the April launch of a new food pantry in Springville, Utah. The Kiwanis Club of Springville will operate the pantry as a satellite of the Provo Food Pantry and in collaboration with the Mountainland Headstart Program at the former Grant School located at 400 East and 100 South in Springville.
Brent Haymond of the Kiwanis Club gives "thanks to the Provo Food Pantry and Mountainland Headstart for collaborating with us on this effort. This will be a great opportunity for the citizens of Springville to step up and help each other through some hard times. The pantry was started with over 4,000 pounds of staples gathered by Kiwanis during the Sub-for-Santa food drive. Mountainland Headstart is generously providing the space. Provo Food Pantry has put up a freezer, refrigerator, shelving, and other equipment as well as providing on-going re-stocking of our community pantry."
Kent Woolf, Kiwanis president said, "I am encouraged by the outpouring of support from our community in this project. It is the people of Springville who will make this work. Already several good-hearted people from all around Springville have committed to fill some of the permanent volunteer positions. There will be an ongoing need for several people to help out for a few hours each of the three days that we will be open."
Tom Hogan of Community Action Services and Food Bank which operates the Provo food pantry said, "This will be the fourth satellite pantry we will be assisting. We have had great success in helping the people of Coalville, Kamas, and Heber valley."
The official opening will be on Saturday, April 10, 2021, although they will start operating the previous Saturday, April 3rd. The Pantry will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4PM to 6PM and again on Saturdays from 9AM until noon.
For additional information on this article, please contact: Douglas Hamilton, Vice President Programming 293 S. 450 W., Springville, Utah Mobile: 801-636-324 Email: D [dot] Hamilton [dot] Kiwanis [at] gmail [dot] com