Christian Center’s Mobile Food Pantry truckin’ to Coalville, Kamas

PARK CITY, Utah — The Christian Center of Park City‘s (CCPC) Food Pantry in Park City and in Heber City is continuing its mobile services at centrally located Park City apartment complexes as well as destinations in neighboring towns Kamas and Coalville. Providing donated produce at the fixed locales, fresh vegetables and fruit is now purchased at local grocery stores to be given out via the Mobile Food Pantry.

They are also newly partnering with Intermountain Healthcare displaying specific signage in both English and Spanish encouraging and educating the Food Pantry clientele to make healthy choices.

CCPC Food Pantry Manager, Jaime Mira said, “Everyone is invited to these mobile sites. You don’t have to live at the apartments, you don’t even have to live in Utah. Come and say hi and get some food whether you are in our community for a day or a decade. When clients come into our food pantries we intake names and addresses and number of people in your household, even whether you have dogs and/or cats we can help feed. But at the Mobile Food Pantry, we don’t even document anything, we just want to simply hand out food to the community.”

To that end, Mira said the first couple of times he drove the Mobile Food Pantry around, they gave out 1,000 pounds of food.

The Park City Police Department likes to get in on the good vibes too and show up from time to time in a concerted effort to continue their community outreach, get to know the folks coming out and be available to answer any questions regarding families in further need. 

Daily donations from the following Park City grocery stores help keep the CCPC Food Pantry’s shelves stocked:

Local restaurants give straight from their kitchens periodically as well.

(L to R) Decades-long volunteers Kathleen Phillips and Chris DeVoy stand with staff member Jean Bishop. Volunteers not pictured: Paula Seely and Biruta Strausser. Photo: Michele Roepke
Invaluable volunteers like Chris DeVoy make the program possible. She’s been an integral part of the CCPC for 15 years and said, through choked-up tears, about her most memorable experience. “One day a dad came in with two young daughters. They got milk and one daughter excitedly exclaimed, ‘Daddy, we get milk’, they got cereal, to which she said even louder, ‘Daddy, we get cereal’, then she said, ‘Daddy, we get to eat milk AND cereal together, at the same time, in the same bowl.”

Preserving clients’ dignity tops the long list of priorities as some of the items available include bouquets of fresh flowers. 

Religious affiliation disclosure is never inquired from anyone. No reservations or registration is required. 

The Mobile Food Pantry travels to the Todd Hollow Apartments, the Aspen Villas Apartments, and the Elk Meadows Apartments around Park City, in addition to Kamas and Coalville, rotating Tuesdays from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. 

To contribute to CCPC’s cause, monetary donations can be made here.


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