Johnson Ave Hy-Vee donates three shopping carts.
A huge shout-out to the Johnson Ave Hy-Vee and manager KC Lyons for responding to our call for help when we needed new shopping carts for the Open Hands Food Pantry. Each week, many of our pantry visitors need assistance getting their groceries to their cars. When a few of our carts disappeared, we were in dire need of some replacements. KC responded quickly to our request for help and we now have three new carts for our patrons to use.
We love our neighbors at Hy-Vee! Thank you, again KC and Hy-Vee stores for your great generosity.
The Open Hands Food Pantry supports 150+ families a month with food and basic toiletry supplies. The pantry is open Mondays 5-6pm, Wednesdays 10am-12pm and Fridays 10am-12pm and staffed by loving volunteers. Patrons receive a bag of non-perishable groceries based on their family size and any perishables on hand (milk, cheese, meat, etc.) We are grateful for the support of our church and local businesses who help us make a difference in our community.
Loading the carts came with another story… A woman who saw us loading the carts was convinced we were stealing them. Being a good Samaritan, she flagged us down, standing in front of our truck so we couldn’t move while she began to call the police. Luckily, we convinced her that the carts had just been donated! We had a great time laughing with her and thanking her for looking out for her community.