SAFFORD — Every Wednesday in May, Gila Valley Residents will be able to get some help with their kitchen supplies.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making available to Our Neighbor’s Farm and Pantry Farmers to Families food boxes, to be given to residents for free. The boxes contain perishable items, such as milk, meat, bread, produce and other items.
Our Neighbor’s Farm and Pantry distributes the boxes Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., while supplies last. However, Stacey Scarce, the pantry’s executive director, said she’s hoping to alter the schedule for the May 19 distribution.
“If we’re open from 5-7 p.m., we’re hoping to get working people who really need those boxes. They’d be able to swing by after work,” Scarce said.
There are no income requirements to receive a box and picking up a box does not count against the monthly limit on the number of visits to the pantry.
Confirmation of the evening distribution will be posted on Our Neighbor’s Farm and Pantry’s Facebook page.