Positive Wellness Alliance with DoorDash delivers food in Forsyth

Riding around town and breaking down barriers to food access in Forsyth County. It’s just one of the many services Positive Wellness Alliance provides to the community every week. Kristiana Moore, the food pantry coordinator at Positive Wellness Alliance, said it’s partnered with DoorDash’s Project Dash to expand the nonprofit’s food pantry services. “We kind of were just thinking about ways that we can be more innovative, in what type of issues we have out in the community, such as transportation,” Moore said. Moore said DoorDash comes to the nonprofit’s food pantry and delivers food boxes to people at the comfort of their own homes. “It’s a really great way of reaching out to the community and we wanted to get into those food deserts as well,” she added. Through this option, organization leaders said, fewer people are at risk of being hungry. “We can come to you. We can bring food to your space and where you are — instead of figuring out how to get to our agency or compromising gas money. To come to the pantry, where you needed gas money to get to work, or gas money to get to your doctor’s appointment. And so I think that this is an amazing way for that to happen,” Sophia Russell, Executive Director of Positive Wellness Alliance said. Each delivery is filled with items from the fully stocked food pantry in Forsyth County, such as canned goods, bread, meat, and sweet treats. “It makes us feel really good that we are out there feeding as many people as we can, and whoever is not fed, they know they can come here and not just only get food, but more than food fulfillment as well,” Moore said . Beyond filling stomachs, Positive Wellness Alliance hopes to fight stigmas. “To show people that food pantries are for everyone, regardless of your income status, regardless of where you live in the county, the services are here for you,” Russell explained. Positive Wellness Alliance said walk-ins are welcome at the food pantry from 10 am until 12 pm on Wednesdays and delivery orders can be made between 1 pm and 3 pm on Thursdays and Fridays. The organization said it’s partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank in order to make this all possible.

Riding around town and breaking down barriers to food access in Forsyth County.

It’s just one of the many services Positive Wellness Alliance provides to the community every week.

Kristiana Moore, the food pantry coordinator at Positive Wellness Alliance, said it’s partnered with DoorDash’s Project Dash to expand the nonprofit’s food pantry services.

“We kind of were just thinking about ways that we can be more innovative, in what type of issues we have out in the community, such as transportation,” Moore said.

Moore said DoorDash comes to the nonprofit’s food pantry and delivers food boxes to people at the comfort of their own homes.

“It’s a really great way of reaching out to the community and we wanted to get into those food deserts as well,” she added.

Through this option, organization leaders said, fewer people are at risk of being hungry.

“We can come to you. We can bring food to your space and where you are — instead of figuring out how to get to our agency or compromising gas money. To come to the pantry, where you needed gas money to get to work, or gas money to get to your doctor’s appointment. And so I think that this is an amazing way for that to happen,” Sophia Russell, Executive Director of Positive Wellness Alliance said.

Each delivery is filled with items from the fully stocked food pantry in Forsyth County, such as canned goods, bread, meat, and sweet treats.

“It makes us feel really good that we are out there feeding as many people as we can, and whoever is not fed, they know they can come here and not just only get food, but more than food fulfillment as well,” Moore said .

Beyond filling stomachs, Positive Wellness Alliance hopes to fight stigmas.

“To show people that food pantries are for everyone, regardless of your income status, regardless of where you live in the county, the services are here for you,” Russell explained.

Positive Wellness Alliance said walk-ins are welcome at the food pantry from 10 am until 12 pm on Wednesdays and delivery orders can be made between 1 pm and 3 pm on Thursdays and Fridays.

The organization said it’s partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank in order to make this all possible.

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