Meet James, a recent guest at the pantry during a busy Saturday morning.
“The pantry loads me up and feeds me like a king,” James said, about Interchange. He has been coming here regularly for groceries ever since learning about the pantry from a friend.
“A friend of mine knew one of the volunteers, and so they started coming to get food. I then started coming with this friend to get groceries. And I’ve been coming ever since.”
“The service here is excellent,” James said. “ The people are really, really nice. And the pantry gives me more food than I know what to do with. It’s also handy because it’s not very far from my house.”
“My only complaint is that I have to carry my groceries uphill to get home,” he joked, pointing up Juneau Avenue.
Leaving with a full load of groceries, we hope James enjoys the food and comes back again soon!