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Frequently Asked Questions
From Donors

Are you a non-profit?
Yes, we are a 501(c)3.  Your donations are tax deductible.

How much does it cost the pantry to feed a family? 
We can feed a family on $30.00 per month.  We are averaging over 1,300 household per month since COVID.

What does that $30.00 include? 
It includes our operating cost (including rent; utilities; office supplies; and fuel for getting food donations)
and Food (including when available dairy; meat (chicken, beef and pork); dry goods; and fresh produce).

Can I specify my donation to be applied for food only?
You may and we do honor these requests.  Please note, if all our requests are for food only, we will not have an operational budget, i.e. can not pay rent.  This would cause us not to have a facility to store and disperse food, causing us to close our doors.

Do you buy food?
Yes, we get discounted and wholesale food pricing from Second Harvest.  We also purchase food from local grocers.

Do you have paid staff?
We do pay our Executive Director (Shannon Howley), who puts in uncountable hours per month.   We have over 75 hard working volunteers who are not paid.

Can I have a food drive for you?
Yes, Please contact Shannon at info@bbpantry.org.  We can not accept expired food.

If you have more questions, please contact us at info@bbpantry.org

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