Downloads & Posters

How to Run a Food Pantry
A succinct guide to good practices, with evaluation scoresheet.

Second Edition (2015)
Pantry Self-Evaluation Only

Charity Food Programs That Can End Hunger in America
John Arnold’s classic manifesto/guide that helped spark the client choice food pantry movement.

Classic Edition (2009)
ELCA Edition (2004) – Slightly abridged, but prettier.

Words of Faith
Statements on hunger, helping, and charity, from many of the world’s great religious texts.

Words of Faith – All 8 PDFs in one handy file.
The Analects of Confucius
The Bible
The Book of Mormon
The Dhammapada
The Koran
The Tanakh
The Tao Te Ching
The Upanishads

Other Files

$10 vs. $10 Poster – Courtesy of Feeding America West Michigan, a striking illustration of the difference in results between a food pantry purchasing food (or getting food through food drives) and using a food bank.