The Town of Raymond does not have a food bank. To help provide for locals in need the Free Pantry Society of Raymond which has been distributing hygiene and non-perishable food items to the town’s less fortunate in the form of little free pantries since 2020. According to the last census for the town in 2016, 12 per cent of local live in a low-income situation and 17 per cent of kids face the same issue. Now the group is raising money to build a food shed.
“Things like fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy, frozen foods. We’re pretty limited in what we can do right now. The indoor location we have doesn’t have power. The outdoor locations during the cold months can only be dry goods. Nothing that would be damaged by freezing. The food shed will be a four season site where people can access it year-round and it will be temperature controlled and have a fridge and a freezer,” says the president of the Free Pantry Society of Raymond, Stewart Foss.
The group is hoping to raise $20,000 to be able to build the food shed and provide hygiene and food items to the residents of Raymond.
For more information on the food shed you can visit https://fundly.com/free-food-shed-for-raymond