Poverty creates real challenges for individuals, their families, and our communities. As resources are increasingly scarce, there has been greater collaboration at the top of the super pantry system. However the smaller neighborhood pantries have yet to organize themselves in a similar manner. These pantries struggle with basic resources such as refrigeration for perishable foods. But simply distributing more food won’t address the deeper-seated challenges these families face – need for food is often a result of other symptoms such as work, legal issues, housing, etc.