Food pantry facing crisis


August 18, 2022

Grace Moore

Volunteers distribute thousands of pounds of food as vehicles break into two lines to mitigate traffic flow issues along town streets.

Moorcroft Interfaith Community (MIC) has employed a different type of pantry for the past few years with positive results, ensuring food for an ever increasing number of households.

However, the program is slowly becoming overwhelmed by higher food costs and weekly increases in the number of households in need, "We're setting records almost every week of the number of senior citizens coming in from as far away as Hulett and Newcastle."

The program served 2135 individuals in June, this is an increase of 542 from the 1593 fed in May and the number of recipients continues to rise.

"The MIC p...

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