DICP welcomes Denver councilwoman Jamie Torres on December 2, 2022 for a ribbon cutting as they unveil their new mobile pantry vehicle’s design.
The mobile pantry fresh off the delivery tow-truck this summer. Courtesy of Denver Inner City Parish.
A year after deciding to go mobile, Denver Inner City Parish will finalize its dream of operating a mobile food pantry. They will celebrate the occasion on December 2nd by hosting a ribbon cutting for the long-awaited wrap of the pantry vehicle. The wrap design was done by local artist Hector Del Rio, who also designed the wrap of DICP’s Greens-N-Grains Food Truck. Founded in 1960, DICP operates one of the longest running food pantries in the United States. During the pandemic, the pantry had to pivot operations, and go from a client-choice model where participants could enter the indoor pantry, to a drive-thru model where every participant received identical boxes, despite having a variety of unique needs. The mobile pantry now allows participants to enter an atmosphere more akin to a farmer’s market, selecting what they’d like amongst nutritious and culturally relevant options. With rising transportation costs hurting our most food insecure neighbors, the pantry currently travels to six sites in addition to the DICP building. As the weather gets colder the mobile pantry will set up portable heaters and tents for cover at the sites. DICP is honored to have the support of this program from councilwoman Jamie Torres, who has advocated for funding for hunger relief at DICP and across Denver, and further lends her support with her presence at the ribbon cutting.
What: Mobile Food Pantry Ribbon Cutting
When: Friday, December 2 at 2:30pm
Where: DICP at 1212 Mariposa Street