Double the reach of our Mobile Food Pantry, and expand Text-to-Go 


The pandemic and ensuing lock-down prevented many of our regular participants from accessing our food banks during distribution hours. FamilyWorks used this opportunity to re-imagine how we connect folks with nourishing food.

In response, we launched two innovative programs, our Mobile Food Pantry, delivering farm-fresh produce and a shopping experience directly to families each month at 10 locations, such as preschools, home-based childcare centers, and affordable housing communities; and “Text-to-Go”, which empowers participants to customize grocery boxes via text message and schedule a pickup time at their convenience. Food-insecure families who were previously unable to visit our food banks due to transportation, scheduling, or other barriers, now have nutritious resources within reach. 

We plan to expand these programs and explore more ways to ensure every household has low-barrier access to nutritious groceries.

Distributing fresh groceries at a community outreach event
A FamilyWorks participant picks up a customized Text-to-Go Grocery Box

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