During the pandemic, our clients & friends, together with their Scout Troop, created a food pantry for their community. 

Who are you gathering donations for?

The donations are for anyone in our area who has need for food or other essentials. Even though we live an affluent area overall, many of our neighbors lack for basic food and essentials. Especially in a time of a pandemic when work can be uncertain. 

 

How successful has the pantry been? 

We have usually been able to rely on the neighborhood and our families from the Pack to keep the Pantry stocked. But we can always use more. Especially basic toiletry items and feminine hygiene products. 

 

How long did the food pantry take to make? 

About 2-3 week. The kids helped a lot. 

 

How old are the kids that helped?

5-10 years old

 

What is your favorite part of doing work like this?

Teaching kids to find ways to care for others in their community, and seeing that our neighbors are willing to contribute. There are good people in the world. 

 

What lessons are kids taking away?

I hope they learn to be sensitive to the reality that there there is still hunger right in our community, and that you can make a difference in helping people in small but important ways. 

 

What other things does your Pack do? 

We volunteer as much as we can at local charities and service organizations – including Wider Circle and local environmental organizations. 

 

How do you reach people for donations?

About once a month if the pantry is getting low we let everyone know on the neighborhood facebook groups and they always respond well. Some families will come together with their kids to add food as a way of building awareness with their kids that there is need. 

You can also follow Mynor and Associates on social platforms who will continue to post about it – They also collect food at their community events. 

 

If someone wants to give back to their
community? 

There are many great local charities. Wider Circle and Homes Not Borders are two favorites. Homes Not Borders is a fantastic organization that helps refugees settle in our community: https://www.homesnotborders.org/. 

 

Where can you find the food pantry? 

At the base of Mark Court, Silver Spring, MD

 

Thank you Cristinzio’s and Pack8 for making an impact on others during these difficult times.

 

– Mynor & Associates