Summer Salads

INGREDIENTS:  
Olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
Juice from any canned fruit
Crushed red pepper
Black pepper
Salt
Lettuce
Green and yellow bell pepper
Carrots
Strawberries and/or blueberries
Tomato
Avocado
Onion
Grilled chicken breast or pork
Boiled egg

STEPS:
To make the dressing – combine olive oil, vinegar, juice, salt, crushed red pepper and black pepper.  Mix to taste.
Then chop all your salad ingredients and mix with dressing.

Prodisee Pantry
9315 Spanish Fort Blvd (Hwy 31)
Spanish Fort, AL
251-626-1720
http://www.prodiseepantry.org
Open for food distribution on Tuesday Mornings from 9 to 11:30 am.  Office open Mon-Thur 8 am to 4 pm, Fri 8 am to Noon.

About the Business:
Prodisee Pantry is a non-profit community ministry providing emergency food and large-scale regional disaster relief. In the ten years since The Pantry opened 65,057 families in Baldwin County facing tough times have received food and warm smiles. That’s over 165,605 individuals.  Prodisee Pantry is the largest emergency food provider in Baldwin County serving approximately 1,000 families each month.

Bringing hope by feeding physical, emotional and spiritual hunger is what pantry volunteers do each week.  Prodisee Pantry opened as an outreach ministry on November 18, 2003, and incorporated as a    501 © 3  non-profit in 2005.  Prodisee Pantry’s vision is to provide love, hope and comfort by serving families in crisis through emergency food, disaster relief, referrals and partnerships.  We purchase the majority of our food through the Bay Area Food Bank, which allows us to spend $21 to give families the equivalent of $120 in staple grocery items by making use of the USDA’s Emergency Food Assistance Program and Feeding America’s low cost foods. Food donations from various churches, civic groups, schools, etc., and gleaning provide a third of the food distributed by Prodisee Pantry volunteers.

The Pantry is an integral part of the social service safety net in Baldwin County.  We get referrals from a wide variety of agencies including but not limited to Ecumenical Ministries, Catholic Social Services, Community Action Agency, Council on Aging, Housing First, SNAP Food Stamps, Baldwin County Mental Health, Veterans Services, Habitat for Humanity, Consumer Credit Counseling, Lifelines Counseling, Project Rebound and local churches.  Prodisee Pantry has discovered that governmental requirements and other agency constraints leave families falling through the cracks or having to wait weeks for services.  An onsite collaborative effort has made Prodisee Pantry a “hub of hope!”

Providing food to single moms, unemployed and under-employed households, families in transition, homeless, and grandparents raising grandchildren is always deemed an emergency.  Prodisee Pantry is seeing a new face of hunger.  Many of our clients are working middle class who are facing foreclosure or other financial crisis.  Many say they never thought they would ever have to ask for help. We offer our main  food distribution services each Tuesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at 9315 Spanish Fort Blvd in Spanish Fort, AL 36527.   We often receive calls for help that cannot wait until Tuesday so we assist during our regular operating hours, Monday thru Thursday 8 am to 4 pm and Friday from 8 am to Noon.  At other times,  volunteers will box and arrange food delivery/pick-up to help the family.   Prodisee Pantry has one full-time salaried Executive Director and two part-time office positions.  In 2013, 1,850 volunteers served over 30,400 hours to keep Prodisee Pantry in operation.

The struggling economic recovery has an average of 250 families a week seeking help for the most basic human needs:  food and a warm smile.  Each week our caring volunteers from dozens of churches talk with families and put together nutritious fresh produce, frozen meats and staple groceries, as well as referrals to other agencies, to help make their households more stable.  Prodisee Pantry served 10,861 families in 2011.  In 2013, we assisted 11,712 families.  We’ve been blessed to keep up with the need.

In addition to our weekly emergency food program, Prodisee Pantry is committed to disaster relief.

We have a relationship with the Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency, developed the I-10 Disaster Co-op of churches and other volunteer groups, will assist Volunteer Organizations Assisting in Disasters, and currently sit ready to respond with food should a disaster strike.  Following Hurricane Katrina, The Pantry sent out more than 16,000 emergency food boxes and other relief supplies valued in the millions all along the Gulf Coast.

Prodisee Pantry’s dual function as a weekly emergency food program and large-scale disaster relief operation are counted upon by communities along the Southwestern Alabama Gulf Coast.

Pennies for the Pantry -  Our goal is to collect One Million Pennies which equal $10,000 from June 1st through July 31st.

 

 

 

 

 

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