‘It’s my way of giving back;' South Ogden bakery adds food pantry

Posted at 4:46 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 20:07:36-05

SOUTH OGDEN — As you walk inside Lovee’s Cakes in South Ogden, you are greeted with a case filled with perfectly frosted cupcakes.

But if you walk back into the kitchen, there’s something beyond the cakes waiting to be frosted; owner Deborah Glanton has added a small food pantry.

The idea came to Glanton a few months ago as she watched the news and saw how many people were out of working and struggling.

“I said I want to do something like that, where people can come up here and come and pick out what they want,” said Glanton.

Through word of mouth and social media, people have even started to donate, Glanton’s daughter Laquira Lowry, says.

“I actually came in this morning and there was just food at the front door overnight, people just left food,” she said.

Thank you to the person who left a food donation in front of my door this morning! 💗💗💗💗💗

Posted by Lovee's Cakes on Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Anyone who is in need is welcome, says Lowry.

“We’re not judging, we’re not questioning, we don’t need to know your name." said Glanton. "You need it, you come get it.”

It’s been amazing to be able help those in need, Glanton said through tears.

“There was a gentleman who came in and I could tell he was really struggling, and it just broke my heart. And I don’t want to see anyone in need of food, clothes,” she said.

It’s no surprise Glanton started this food pantry, her daughter said.

“She is a very giving person, she has always been that way,” Lowry said.

Giving runs in Glanton’s blood.

“Growing up my mom, my grandmother, they fed the neighborhood if needed,” she said.

Lovee's Cakes needs more donations to keep the pantry going. CLICK HERE for more information.