“If you cook it and freeze it, you can add 12 months to the life of that food,” Seng said.
Meals can be warmed in a microwave, oven or over a hot plate. Families who show up will be provided as many meals as they need, as well as a listing of area food pantries.
Seng said the Goodwill Inn already serves three squares a day to 50 individuals who reside at the Inn. He estimates the Inn will pass out 20 emergency meals each day.
The goal is to provide folks with enough food to get them through to the next open pantry.
“If we can get our folks there for fresh food, we’ll be doing a lot to build community health,” he said.
Seng said community members can help end hunger by hosting a food drive for a pantry closest to their home, or planting an extra row in their garden for the hungry.
The Goodwill Inn is located at 2943 N. Keystone Road.