A dream came true this month. To celebrate, the Lamoni Food Pantry held an open house at its new location. The move is a remarkable story. The food pantry has been operating out of the basement of the Methodist Church for a number of years (a huge thanks to the Methodist church). An increasing client base meant the food pantry needed a bigger location. After checking out 25 potential locations over several months time, a new home for the food pantry was finally found that could be purchased and renovated. In just a few weeks time the people of Lamoni donated $230,000 to purchase and renovate the property. The open house is a celebration of the new location and a huge thank you to the generosity of the people of Lamoni (population 2,240).
The newly designed food pantry sign welcomes visitors to the new location.
With the parking lot in use for the open house, Graceland University provided shuttle service to get guests to and from the open house.
In each room, hosts explain how the food pantry works and what happens in each room. Jen Rowland explains the reception area process.
The refrigerator room at the Lamoni Food Pantry.
Lorrie Long explains the packing room to open house guests.
LOLO Snow set up in the parking lot and provided free shaved ice and ice cream treats to open house guest in a multitude of flavor choices and a rainbow of colors.
Island Flava passed out free cookies and a drawing was held for door prizes.
A constant flow of guests all evening long had a fun and informative time.