When Cassidy Currie, Associate Executive Director of Affordable Housing, got a call from the Crestview Terrace residents who manage the community’s food pantry saying the shelves were practically empty, her mind shifted to the new residents who would be arriving to the community soon. “New residents are often in need of basic pantry items as they are getting settled into their new home with us. We also have many long-term residents who have come to depend on our food pantry for standard items. So, running low on supplies can be a major problem,” she explained.
With the resident’s well-being at stake, Currie made an urgent call to Stacey Nehring, Executive Director at The Langford, to see if they could help. “Once we understood what they were facing, we put the call out to residents, and they were more than happy to help. They came through in a big way to support our sister community. Our Independent Living residents ended up donating over 300 pantry items which was three van loads of food,” beamed Nehring.
Joy Keels, Vice President of Affordable Housing chimed in, “This is why being in the MRC Family makes such a huge difference. We have a network of support across the state. This story is even more special because it is from fellow residents, their peers. We are so thankful for our friends at The Langford and across MRC as this type of care is commonplace. Our fellow sister communities always answer the call and usually do far more than we ever imagined. That is certainly the case here.”
If you’d like more information on how you can contribute to the food pantries at MRC’s Affordable Housing properties, contact Cassidy Currie at CCurrie@mrcaff.org.