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.
Who do you serve in our community?
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.
Where does the food come from?
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.
How much does it cost to get food?
Do I have to be a Christian in order to receive 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.
Why is there a food pantry in Park City?
There are people throughout Park City and Summit County who are food insecure. For example, there are currently around 1,000 students at our local school district who qualify for free and reduced lunch.
The need is there.
Are there any strings attached?
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.
How do you prevent someone abusing the system?
In the desire to honor everyone’s dignity, we don’t want to treat with suspicision 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.
Aren’t you just creating dependence by giving away free food?
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.
How can I refer someone to the food pantry?
Just send them our way. We are open Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm.
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.
How far are you located from the nearest bus stop?