Since December 2010, Gateway to Heaven Food Ministry has been a member agency with Feeding the Gulf Coast, a food bank in south Alabama. For seven years our food pantry has been feeding needy people in the Escambia County community with the help of local donations and grants through Feeding the Gulf Coast. To pick up and deliver food, our Ministry depends on the use of volunteer’s vehicles. Beginning in August 2017 our food pantry went from receiving an average of 500 pounds per month to an average of 7,000 pounds of food. To accommodate the high demand, our Food Ministry needs to purchase a commercial cargo vehicle. Our monthly statics show that our food pantry has grown from feeding an average of 50 families to over 500 families per month. Our goal is to be able to reach over 1,000 needy families in Escambia County Florida and Alabama. A cargo vehicle will help us reach that goal.