Cory’s Kitchen and Shepherd’s Pantry worked together to serve the foothill communities for fifteen years. In 2005, Cory’s Kitchen opened its first facility in Irwindale and expanded to multiple sites throughout the valley. It opened the site in Baldwin Park in 2010. Shepherd’s Pantry has its roots in Glendora, where it has been serving those in need at its location, also since 2005.
In those fifteen years, the two organizations grew together for the good of the community, adding new services as demand increased. Cory’s Kitchen would often provide support to Shepherd’s Pantry. Cory’s Kitchen provided leadership—not just on how to operate a successful food pantry, but also on providing emotional and spiritual support. In July 2019 we celebrated the merging of both pantries.
Today Shepherd’s Pantry serves the East San Gabriel Valley with sites in Glendora, Baldwin Park and Irwindale. Although food distribution is our primary service, we continue to add additional ways to support our community. Since 2020 we have added our collaboration on the Community Garden, a full-time Case Manager position, availability of emergency homeless diversion funds and the opportunity for classes to help our community find jobs, live within their financial means and learn ways to live a healthy balanced life.