We rely on the unrestricted contributions from our supporters. More than 80% of the food distributed in the Pantry is purchased with funds and grants donated to the Center. Because the Livingston Food Resource Center is able to purchase food at wholesale prices through a special relationship with our local Albertsons, we can buy twice as much food as a regular shopper in the grocery store.
The new LFRC, which opened in 2015, was built and equipped through community donations, grants from various individuals and organizations, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The building was fully funded before construction began so that the generous contributions of our supporters would not be used to pay loan interest.
We are always accepting food donations! During our standard business hours, donations are received through our back entrance by the garage door. We accept game meat that has been professionally processed, fruits, vegetables and eggs from residential and commercial gardens and farms.
The following items are particularly needed in the pantry:
- Fresh Vegetables
- Canned Fruits
- Canned Vegetables
- Peanut Butter
- Pasta Sauce
- Mac & Cheese
Please note: we are not able to distribute canned goods that have expired or frozen items that are more than a year old.