BOULEVARD PLACE FOOD PANTRY EXPANSION/REMODEL
The Boulevard Place Food Pantry opened at the present location (4202 Boulevard Pl.) in 2012 after serving clients in the lower level of the St.Thomas Aquinas office building for 30 years. The new venue served an average of 819 client visits per month in 2018, compared to 250 in the old pantry prior to 2012.
The waiting room designed with nine seating spaces is no longer even remotely large enough; sometimes, as many as 20 clients are in line. Due to limited space and checkout stations no more than four clients can shop at a time. The increased client base has resulted in the distribution of over 387,000 pounds of food in 2018, stretching the food storage space to the limits. Volunteers on delivery day are now sorting pallets and “totes” in the parking lot, exposing them to the elements.
An increase of 1100 sq. ft. to our facility would eliminate the client waiting room limitations, increase the shopping area, expand the storage areas, and allow for increased volunteer safety and comforts for the foreseeable future.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!
Please, prayerfully, consider a donation using this Food Pantry Support Form.