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Personal Essentials Pantry
Hours of Operation:
Tuesdays 1:00 to 3:30pm
The Personal Essentials Pantry is pantry is open each Tuesday in conjunction with the food pantry. PE Pantry users need to register by 3:00 pm in order to receive personal hygiene items.
Personal essentials products available at the PE pantry include:
- bar soap
- toothbrushes (adult and children’s)
- dish soap
- deodorant (men’s and women’s)
- razors (men’s and women’s)
- toilet paper
Families can use the pantry as often as needed to obtain these basic personal hygiene items. Eligibility for items per guest is determined by the PEPartnership database, based on on family size and when an item was last received.
Donations of personal hygiene items are much appreciated!
Personal Essentials Pantry History
The CMC PE Pantry was founded September 21, 2009 due to a heavy request for personal care items. Food stamps may not be used to purchase these basic hygiene items, and the CMC found it necessary to provide this type of assistance. This pantry was developed in affiliation with the Zion Lutheran Church Pantry (now Atwood PEP). Zion’s PEPartnership assisted with start-up of the CMC PE Pantry and provides the database framework that the CMC PE pantry uses to serve guests.