Desert Spring Church is called to help meet the need. Our plan is to do so through the Desert Spring Community Resource Center.
In order to address the need for food as soon as possible, we will develop the Community Resource Center in phases.
We will partner with Three Square food bank to open a mobile food distribution location at Desert Spring Church. We will have two food distributions per month, held on Saturday mornings in the church parking lot.
Families in need will be informed of the opportunity to receive free food through local schools, libraries, community centers and police departments.
We will open a food pantry at Desert Spring Church in order to have food available for families who are unable to come to the scheduled Saturday food distributions. Days and hours the pantry will be open will be determined by the needs of the families we serve.
We know that many people struggle with more than food insecurity at this time.
So, phase 3 will expand our assistance to meet additional needs. The types of assistance and programs that will be developed will be driven by the expressed needs of families who receive food through our pantry and Saturday distributions.