A new 8’x8’ walk-in freezer was installed in the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry this week. The freezer will replace two stand-up freezers and provide more room for freezable food donations, allowing the pantry to better serve those facing food insecurity in our community. The St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry is one of the largest providers of food in the city of Evansville.
The two stand-up freezers required defrosting on a weekly basis. Donations of food had overwhelmed freezer space capacity. The schools at Resurrection, St. Boniface, Sacred Heart, St. Agnes and St. Philip churches, along with several individual volunteers, had been providing freezer space for the Food Pantry’s overflow. However, tracking inventory, as well as delivering and retrieving items to and from the off-site locations, had become burdensome. The new walk-in freezer will be able to accommodate both current and future space needs.
Donations to help cover the cost of the new freezer can be mailed to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, 809 N. Lafayette, Evansville, IN 47711. Please note “freezer” with your donation.