The HNS food pantry is often the most immediate emergency assistance that an individual or family could receive. The program bridges the gap of food insecurity by providing food for those struggling to meet basic needs. The baskets provide groceries to prepare nutritious meals for each member of the household. This provision allows those experiencing low-income or situational crisis to use their limited funds on other needs that contribute to their overall well-being, such as housing, childcare, utilities, transportation, education, and more. Baskets include staple items such as canned goods, peanut butter, and cereal as well as perishable items such as meat, milk, eggs, and fresh produce. As available, baskets include hygiene items, senior supplements, baby food, diapers, etc.