Enfield Food Pantry, located in Tompkins County, temporarily closes after not passing an inspection by the Food Bank of the Southern Tier due to health concerns. Enfield’s food pantry has been in operation for nearly four decades, providing many residents of Enfield food to feed their families.
The pantry is looking to raise funds in order to purchase a walk-in freezer, racks, and shelving units to improve food storage. According to their GoFundMe page, the pantry serves on average 46 elderly residents, 190 children, and 320 adults per week.
Care Compass Network’s North Regional Performing Unit (RPU) provided funds to the Enfield Food Pantry to go towards purchasing the much-needed equipment in order to reopen quickly and begin serving the Enfield community. “we were able to act quickly to bring on the Enfield Food Pantry and provide the needed funds to get them up and running thanks to an alert from an existing partner as to the severity of the situation,” shares Sally Colletti, North RPU Lead from Care Compass Network. “This speaks volumes to the collaborative nature of our high performing network.”
Source:Enfield Food Pantry Closes Temporarily to Fix Health Concerns, Ithaca Voice – June 12, 2018