A collaboration between HealthSpark Foundation, Coalition Against Hunger, and Philabundance has resulted in the creation of a comprehensive suite of best practice tools for food pantries in Montgomery County and the surrounding region. They include:
The guide offers something for pantries of all sizes. Among the important topics it covers are:
- How to create a more welcoming environment through converting to a choice pantry and providing trauma-informed training to all staff and volunteers
- Suggestions for finding more resources for your pantry from money and additional food to other services for participants
- How to more effectively manage pantry operations including caring for equipment and using technology to increase efficiency."