Gahanna Residents in Need
The Gahanna food pantry began in 1972 when Sarah and Jim Williams started the pantry in their own home. By 1978, Mifflin Presbyterian Church offered to house it for them.
The pantry officially became GRIN in 1999, with the support of the Gahanna Ministerial Association and Rotary under the leadership of Sally Williams and Reverend Roger Wagner from Mifflin Presbyterian.
Cheryl Malone a member of the John D. Burlie Pioneer Club regularly volunteers at GRIN (Gahanna Residents in Need), a local food pantry in central Ohio. Her volunteer responsibilities include shopping for the pantry to restock the shelves and helping clients select food for their families. The grocery shopping is done at our local Meijer store as part of their Meijer’s Gives Program.
Each month, the Burlie Club collects donations at out Luncheons to address food insecurity in our community. These donations are used to help local food pantries, including GRIN. This month, the Burlie Pioneers donated 150 boxes of cornbread mix, which will go into the Christmas food baskets being distributed to GRIN clients. We also plan to donate soups to the pantry after the December luncheon.
Submitted by Cheryl Malone