The funding for the Alliance Community Pantry comes from four main sources:
Individual contributions– ALL money contributed is used to purchase food and is not used for overhead or other expenses. Donations of any amount are very much appreciated.
TO DONATE MONEY TO THE PANTRY send a check made out to Alliance Community Pantry and mail it to Alliance Community Pantry at PO Box 2581, Alliance, OH 44601.
There are two special categories of recognition for higher giving levels:
Pantry 365 members – these are people or organizations that give at the $1000 per year level or above. The goal of having 20 in this category was exceeded in 2011.
Pantry Partner – this level recognizes contributions of $100 or more.
Churches A group of churches support us financially and in many cases with volunteers also. See the CHURCH tab on our Main Menu for more information.
Companies and other organizations. Company contributions go towards purchase of food. Service Club contributions go to cover overhead costs. Contributions from members of the Board of Directors also go towards covering overhead. Having our overhead covered by these sources means that any other money given goes directly for purchasing food.
Grants The Alliance Community Pantry has been very fortunate to have received the following grants since its founding:
Major grants for purchase of the building from:
First United Presbyterian Church
Greater Alliance Foundation and the Teeple
Deuble Foundation for purchase of a truck
Stark Community Foundation for purchase of a refrigereated storage unit
CDBG (Community Developmenet Block Grant) for purchase of food
United Way of Stark County unrestricted grant
Pay it Forward Grants from the University of Mount Union