Access food share: getaquestcard.org
The Gathering Source food pantry offers a wide variety of foods that include fresh produce, meats, pizzas, cereals, and a variety of ingredients to make a nutritious meal! The pantry recently expanded to include personal essential items shampoo, conditioner, over the counter Advil, Ibuprofen, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes. We carry paper products when they are available. The food pantry provides you an opportunity to shop for what you need when you need it. We may need to limit quantities of certain items based on its availability.
You may wish to consider using our food pantry if:
– There are times you have to make a choice between paying for rent and utilities or buying food
– There are times you do not buy food so you can pay for your medical care or medication
– There are times you do not eat so your children can eat
– There are times you do not buy needed food so you need to put gas in the car to go to work
– There are times you buy a certain type of food because it is the cheapest and you cannot afford nutritious food
To register, you will need identification and proof of residency for adult members of the household along with full names and dates of birth for all members of the household. You can register when you visit or preregister online.
Pleases bring containers to transport your food home.
School Supply Backpacks
The Gathering Source provides school supply-filled backpacks for Dodgeland students in need.
We make a point of providing backpacks that fill each child with pride so they do not stand out from the rest of the students. The backpacks and school supplies are assembled by volunteers and placed at the child’s desk for open house. To preserve a student’s privacy and dignity, backpack recipients remain confidential.
Fill out our request form to request a backpack.
Forms are due by August 16th, 2020 to guarantee a backpack on the 1st day of school for the 2020/2021 school year.
Weekend Meal Packs
More than half of the children in our schools need a free or reduced lunch due to lack of household income. For many of these children, school is their main source of food.
The Gathering Source provides 155 weekend meal packs for children whose main source of food is school. These meal packs include cereal, shelf stable milk, two simple to prepare meals, one or two nutritious snacks, and fruit.
The meal packs are assembled by Dodgeland student volunteers on a weekly basis and are sent home with registered students for the weekend. To preserve a student’s dignity and privacy, recipients of the weekend meal packs remains confidential.
If you’re looking for resources, please contact us.
We’re happy to assist in any way we can.
W7115 State Road 60-16, Juneau 53039