Niagara Gazette — "The post office does allow us to use the trucks," he said. "But we do this on our own time. We don't get paid extra for this. It takes extra time to do it, but we don't mind at all."
Each pantry has their own system they deal with, but many of their volunteers spend the time sorting through the donated items looking for expired food, perishable items and cans which can readily be given to clients.
It's a time consuming process, but one which makes it as easy as possible to then turn around and provide area residents with whatever they need, whether it be an emergency or a longer-term solution.
"The food is there, all they have to do is come and get it," Fredia Roberson, president of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church's pantry. "We enjoy doing it, helping the people in the community in need."
Some of the local participating pantries include: St. Vincent De Paul at St. Leo's Church, 2748 Military Road; St. John De La Salle, 8477 Buffalo Ave.; Divine Mercy, 2437 Niagara St.; and Mount Zion, 1334 Calumet Ave.Contact reporter Timothy Chipp at 282-2311, ext. 2251 or follow on Twitter @timchipp.