Bailey’s LifeBridge Food Pantry serves those in need
Bailey’s LifeBridge Food Pantry serves those in need was created by CanyonCourier
Every Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, cans, fresh produce, meat, dairy and bread line the walls of LifeBridge Food Pantry in Bailey, waiting for those in need to step inside.
But the work begins long before customers arrive. Volunteers begin early Friday morning by driving down the hill to collect food from various grocery stores. Then they return to the food pantry to sort and stock the shelves. By late afternoon, they’re ready to serve.
Usually, LifeBridge serves about 100 people each weekend, and many are return customers.
John Obrecht of Bailey is a former staff member at Camp IdRaHaJe and retired volunteer firefighter with Platte Canyon Fire Department. He began the food pantry out of his garage in 2012. It soon moved to Crow Hill Bible Church before finding permanent space at the Bailey Business Center on Main Street.
Next door is the Clothes Closet, which is run by Theresa Lewis. The shop offers free clothing to anyone in need, and the two businesses operate in conjunction. After stopping in for food, many head next door to pick up clothes.