One of the food pantries benefiting from John van Hengel’s life’s work is our own at Sahaba Initiative. For over half a decade now we’ve been battling food insecurity in our community of San Bernardino. Our extended family has over 214,000 individuals who will struggle to secure their next meal, so our pantry has had its work cut out for it. Attempting to remedy hunger in our community is a monumental challenge that we’ve taken on, and to best achieve our goal we need to weed out all inefficiencies in our distribution system. One of the most glaring inefficiencies that we noticed was holding us back both in terms of our service time and our ability to report our impact was the software we used to manage our pantry. When it came to practical use of these software’s they we’re just too slow and lacked intuitive design.
We believe that the software you use to manage your food program should complement and boost your service, not hinder it.
We used the skills we had gained amongst our team and built Pantri to be the answer to these inefficiencies and further give us better insight and impact reports on our efforts. We brought Pantri to the public because we realized we’re not the only food program falling behind in our distribution due to glaring inefficiencies. Now all the benefits we gained from using Pantri in our food pantry are available to all who are fighting food insecurity.