Keystone Military Families runs a community pantry so that those who are deployed do not have to worry if their kids have enough breakfast before school or if the baby will have diapers and food. Many spouses lose jobs when they transfer to a new area with their military member. There are several hundred thousand combat injured vets who are waiting for a medical determination and have no income during the up-to 18 months that determination can take. There are a host of other reasons they end up in a tight money squeeze and the bottom line is they just need some help to get through this crisis and back on their feet.
The pantry and operations are supported by an annual fundraiser event, The Shindig, held at Shoemakersville Borough Park. All are welcome September 18th, 11am-3pm for family fun. Vendors, Games, Activities for the kids, Food trucks, Raffles, Dunk Tank, cars, and fire trucks! Event is rain or shine.
They are assisting well over 150 families every week with groceries, clothing, household items and furniture. The pantry is available 3 days per week and we have fresh foods, frozen foods and shelf stable foods. We carry baby food & diapers, pet foods and supplies, cleaning supplies, toiletries and paper goods.
An added benefit to the pantry is that the organization works very closely with the Family Action Center Specialists, the VA Hospital, SSVF, Salvation Army, Veterans Centers in 5 counties and many military support organizations and groups. When someone comes to the pantry they can also assess current needs and direct them to the other sources of help that they may qualify for.
Volunteers are always needed, not just on pantry days, but to help pack care packages, sort and shelve donations, general organization, and for fundraising events. Call 610-698-2122 for more information.