New Food Pantry Approved with More Space and Room for Growth
After a quite lengthy wait, plans for a new food pantry are underway in Anthem. The pantry will help serve those need all over the Phoenix northeast area including: Tramonto, New River, Desert Hills and Black Canyon. City council recently decided to move forward due to a St. Rose Philippine Duschesne‘s proposal.
The current location of the food pantry is too small, and they have been operating out of the space for about seven years now. Located at the intersection of Meridian Drive and Daisy Mountain Drive, St. Rose has definitely outgrown the multi-purpose building. Construction should begin shortly for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry, allowing more room for food storage and volunteers.
St. Vincent’s is going to be a free-standing, larger structure with a small office. It is approximately half the size of Anthem’s administration building. Locals are more than supportive of the new project that will help those in need of everyday items. Not only are there groceries, but daily necessities such as toothpaste and brushes are offered.
Home to a number of community activities, St. Rose plays an important role in the Anthem area. Ensuring everyone is getting the help they need, they have made volunteer opportunities readily available for those who are interested. Until the new food pantry is built, donations are still being accepted at the usual location, 2825 West Rose Canyon Circle.