The Madison Food Pantry will be moving to a new location off of Mungertown Road in early April, thanks to the combined efforts of numerous volunteers and generous donors including Milano Development Corp., Landon Lumber, and Floors & More.
Moving to the new location in Milano Development’s Orchard Park complex will make the food pantry operation more efficient, will allow the pantry to offer additional food items, and will allow Madison Community Services Inc., which runs the pantry, to separate its office operations from the pantry, says MCS President Cheryl Campbell. That will allow private, nonprofit MCS to maintain the confidentiality that is so critical to running its varied programs, which include financial crisis assistance, medical transportation, camp scholarships, and holiday food baskets, in addition to the pantry.
Campbell said the pantry’s current quarters at the First Congregational Church’s Hubley Hall has served them well over the years, and that MCS will continue to have offices there and will maintain an emergency supply of food that can be distributed as needed.
Campbell said she was grateful to Milano Development, which is helping MCS get the pantry established at is new location at 50 Mungertown Road, Units 3 and 4, and to Landon Lumber, which is providing lumber, and Floors and More, which is supplying flooring. Other donors have come forward to help out as well, she said. The new pantry should be open by early April, if all goes as planned.