Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hungry in B-town?

Check out this short documentary about Mother Hubbard's Cupboard (MHC), a food pantry here in B-town whose mission is to provide healthful, wholesome foods to people in need, as well as nutrition and gardening education. We provide our services in ways that build community while enhancing the dignity, respect, and self-care of all involved.

Beyond Hunger: Mother Hubbard's Cupboard from Mitch Rice on Vimeo.

The MHC vision began in early 1998 with two young mothers-Jessica Mott and Laura Marks-who had been recipients of food programs in the past and wanted to serve people in need in a dignified way. MHC has grown rapidly from backyard beginnings to our current full service pantry at 1010 S. Walnut Street, Ste. G, provided by the Perry Township Trustee. In early 2006, our pantry facility was renovated and expanded, which allowed us to increase and improve our services to the community. Over the past twelve years, we have distributed over 4.8 million pounds of rescued food to people in need and have provided over 520,000 client services. MHC currently serves an average of 1,894 clients each week. We have over 140 active volunteers who put in a total of at least 150 hours of volunteer time each week in the pantry, shopping at the Hoosier Hills Food Bank, or working in one of the MHC community gardening projects. We have become the largest agency partner ofthe Hoosier Hills Food Bank, redistributing over 31% of the HHFB's rescued food annually.

For more information visiter the Mother Hubbard's website here.

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