“Personally, being able to use Family Pathways food pantry each week has made us feel blessed and cared for in a way that is hard to express. Financially, the weekly groceries have enabled us to keep up with our bills. The love and support Family Pathways staff and volunteers provide are priceless.” - Heather
Standing by the side of neighbors like Heather is what Family Pathways exists to do.
Family Pathways mission is to work alongside people to enhance lives through a continuum of essential services and—together with community—champion positive social change. This mission is primarily realized through the operation of nine food shelves, a mobile food delivery program; as well as domestic abuse/sexual assault advocacy, the only domestic violence emergency shelter in 5,200 square miles, and aging services for seniors and caregivers. Each year, Family Pathways works alongside over 20,000 residents from the City of Forest Lake; Carlton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine Counties in Minnesota and Polk County in Wisconsin.
No one should ever have to choose between feeding their families and paying bills. Unfortunately, for many of our neighbors, this is the reality. With the prices of basic goods skyrocketing, it's becoming more and more challenging for people to keep up.
Right now, numerous families are experiencing the effects of unrelenting inflation, making it even harder for those who are already struggling to make ends meet. However, Family Pathways provides much-needed relief to families who are feeling the pinch, ensuring that they have access to quality, healthy food. Moreover, we welcome our neighbors with open arms and treat them with dignity and respect. With your help, we can continue to serve over 20,000 neighbors each year who require food or connections to our other programs and resources. By contributing today, you can help fill grocery carts and pantry shelves, making a significant difference in the lives of individuals and families in our community.
Life continues to be difficult for many in our community. Your contribution will make a real difference in the lives of those who are struggling.
Will you make a year-end donation today?
Your support makes it possible for Family Pathways to be there for those who seek a meal, a safe place to lay their head, or a helping hand. Thank YOU for being the power behind this work.
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