Funding for Local Food Pantry in Ontario, CA

Why We Need Your Support

Our community food pantry is an essential resource for individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet. With the rising cost of living, stagnant wages, and unexpected expenses, many people are finding it harder and harder to afford basic necessities, including food. The community food pantry offers a lifeline to those in need by providing free or low-cost food to those who are struggling to put food on the table. Without support for the community food pantry, many individuals and families would be left without access to this vital resource, which could lead to hunger, malnutrition, and other health problems. By supporting our community food pantry, we can ensure that everyone in our community has access to the food they need to thrive.


In the year 2020 and at the onset of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Safer-At-Home order, the Lampkin Foundation transitioned operations to provide hot meals to Ontario residents who were furloughed, unemployed, or unable to take advantage of social services due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. We initially opened our service to Ontario seniors. However, when our number of recipients continued to be low and resources were in abundance, we opened up the service to all San Bernardino County residents while giving priority to seniors.

The community food pantry exists to serve those who are in need of food assistance. With your support, the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation is able to provide food to hundreds of thousands of individuals each month. Children make up a significant portion of those who benefit from the community food pantry, with approximately one-quarter of the food going to them. Additionally, older adults receive about one-fifth of the food, as they are often on fixed incomes and may face difficulties in accessing enough food to sustain themselves.

While less than 10% of the food goes to the homeless, this population is still important to the foundation as they too need access to nutritious meals. However, the majority of the food provided by the community food pantry goes to low-income families and individuals who struggle to make ends meet in the expensive locations we call home. By providing this assistance, the community food pantry helps to ensure that those in need have access to healthy and nutritious food.

The D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing vital resources to communities in need. Among this foundation’s focuses is its robust support for food pantries and hunger relief efforts on a local level. In Ontario, CA, this community food pantry foundation has been advocating for funding for local community food pantry efforts.

The D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation recognizes that access to healthy food is a fundamental building block for overall well-being and is working actively to address this challenge. Through their support of local food pantries, the foundation has succeeded in getting food to those who may go hungry. Even more, the foundation’s efforts have ensured that much-needed supplies and provisions find their way into the hands of those most in need.

By supporting the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation, donors help to bridge the gap between those in need and vital resources like food pantries. The foundation’s efforts are critical in the efforts to eliminate food insecurity, which truly does impact virtually every aspect of people’s lives.

Funding for local food pantry foundation in Ontario, CA

Putting Cost In Focus

  • Food Procurement: $4,365.03
  • Food Storage: $15,600.84
  • Infrastructure and Equipment Upgrade: $1,918.94 (2020 build-out)
  • Transportation Fuel: $9784.32 (assuming $5.46 gal)
  • Outreach and Marketing: $4,760.99
  • Staffing for Maintenance and Volunteer Support: $33,679.59
  • Evaluation and Impact Measurement: $6,423.02
  • General/Administrative Expenses: $0
  • Total Annual Budget: $76,532.73

Days and hours of operation

Pick up by appointment only. Please call (909) 906-2068
Se habla Español

Monday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Drive-up service available upon request to accommodate disabled recipients.

Families are eligible to return for groceries every two weeks

Funding for local Food Pantry in Ontario, CA

As a reminder, our community food pantry continues to be open to residents residing in Ontario and the west end of San Bernardino County. Matching donations help us to reach areas throughout the Los Angeles County region. Since the onset of the pandemic, the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation has endeavored to remain a resource for residents seeking assistance. Priority is given to our senior citizens and is advertised in several community publications. Senior citizens in need receive priority and are highly encouraged to reach out if they are in need. As with everything we do, we continue to work hard on strategies to keep our community food pantry open through the 2022 fiscal year. Thus far, our work has resulted in funding by FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency through its Emergency Food Service Program. We also appreciate contributions from our community of donors. For more information, call (909) 906-2068.

2020 Thank you to donors

Practicing Gratitude Daily

This has been made possible only with the continued support of our donors and community partners who have offered help both in cash and in-kind. The D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation encourages everyone who benefits from their generosity to write a thank you letter to the donors and supporters who contributed to this resource. A letter of thanks affirms the value and significance of donors’ contributions and encourages their continued support. If you require assistant writing a thank you letter, please contact us.

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