Food Pantry FAQs
When CCPC was first started, the simple goal was then and is still today, that we are here to meet people at their point of need. We discovered over time that people were hungry and needed help with food insecurity. This is why we started the Food Pantry.
We serve a wide range of people from seniors and veterans, to singles and families, to international seasonal workers and residents struggling to make ends meet even though they have one or two jobs.
Our staff and volunteers pick up food Monday through Saturday from 8 area grocery stores, who provide us fresh food ranging from produce to meat/eggs/milk to bread and treats. Additionally, we have canned food drives where people/companies/students bring non-perishable food items through out the year. For example, the National Honor Society at PC High has collected literally thousands of pounds over the last few years for us. Individuals from the community also provide food donations of all types.
There is no cost. Food is distributed free of charge. Food is also distributed based on your family or group size. Food distribution varies day to day based on donated food. Often a family or group will be given a full shopping cart full of food.
CCPC does not discriminate nor require any religious affiliation in order to receive the free services of this food pantry. We provide our services to anyone in need regardless of race, creed, or gender and we are not tied into a specific denomination.
Yes, we suggest when possible please bring bags, boxes or even a suitcase on wheels. If you arrive by car, we have shopping carts that you may use to carry your food from the pantry to your car.
There is a bus stop on Park Avenue just two blocks from Deer Valley Drive where you will have a short walk to 1283 Deer Valley Drive.
The food is free to whomever asks and needs food. When a person comes to our food pantry, the only questions we ask are where are you currently living and how many people are in your household, if applicable. That’s it. So there are no strings attached.
There are people throughout Park City and Summit counties who are food insecure. For example, there are currently around 1,000 students in our local school district who qualify for free and reduced lunch. The need is there.
In the desire to honor everyone’s dignity, we don’t want to treat with suspicion the 95% who are not abusing the system for the potential 5% of people who may be “abusing the system”. We do not want to treat our food pantry clients as people trying to “abuse” the system. Rather, we leave it up to each individual client. If they feel they need food, we trust they need the food and do not question them further.
No, we limit the number of times people can visit our food pantry to no more than two times a month. Additionally, we see our role as helping to alleviate the need for clients who are struggling to stay afloat financially by reducing or eliminating their need for a food/grocery budget, so that their money can go to their rent/mortgage, their car repair, their medicine, their children’s needs, etc.
Just send them our way. We are open Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm in Park City and 12 pm to 4 pm in Heber.
Jaime is our pantry coordinator/manager, Mary and Jean are our pantry staff in Park City. We also have a large roster of pantry volunteers. We may be contacted at 435-649-2260 during pantry hours Monday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. You are always welcome to stop by the pantry to see our operation.
Donations may be made in person at our food pantry or online by using our website.
Food donations may be made at the food pantry during hours of operation. You may call the food pantry for a list of most needed foods. Presently, in addition to food items, we are in need of baby wipes and diapers, along with baby formula, that we give out to our customers.
Food donations will be distributed to our pantry guests. Monetary donations may be used for specific items needed in the food pantry such as floor mats, shelving units, commercial refrigerators and freezers, cleaning supplies, packaging supplies, etc.
Call or visit the food pantry and we will be happy to share ideas to make your food drive fun and successful. Food drives can be big events or small collections in your neighborhood.
Your considerate donation helps us to fight hunger locally through supporting our efforts to provide healthy meals for our senior citizens, hard-working families, our veterans, and single moms and dads. Thank you for considering us in your gift-giving.