Kara Lopp

July 6, 2022

A Getting Ahead Story: Discovering food pantries

Shortly after starting her Getting Ahead journey, Sarah Schfield discovered a valuable resource to help provide her children with nutritious meals: Common Heart’s food pantries!! A single Mom of two, Sarah – who’s a Russian native – said she had never even heard of a food pantry and didn’t know […]
June 30, 2022

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation!

A letter from Executive Director Keith Adams. “Thank God for your pantries. My food stamps were cut from $350 last year to just $16 now. You are a real lifeline for my family.” – “Dot,” a wife and mother of 3 young children I’ve been looking forward to a brief summer […]
June 27, 2022

Speaking kindness

We heard a VERY special story from one of the volunteers at our Union UMC food pantry last week. In his own words: “A car pulled up with a young man in the back seat that was 5 1/2 years old. He talked with me about the stages of the […]
June 20, 2022

Unexpected kindness during tough times

Last week one of our Cupboard Ally volunteers, Kim, had to step down because with rising prices, she needed to pick up extra hours at work. That meant no free Saturdays for food delivery. Another Ally volunteer began visiting the neighbors Kim had served. When he visited David he gave him […]