Original ArticlesGiving Economically Disadvantaged, Minority Food Pantry Patrons' a Voice Implications for Equitable Access to Sufficient, Nutritious FoodGreer, Anna E. PhD; Cross-Denny, Bronwyn PhD; McCabe, Michelle MA; Castrogivanni, Brianna BSAuthor Information Departments of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Science (Dr Greer and Ms Castrogivanni) and Social Work (Dr Cross-Denny), Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut; and Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut (Ms McCabe). Correspondence: Anna E. Greer, PhD, Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Science, Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Michelle McCabe is employed by the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, which oversees the food pantries included in the study.The authors have no other conflicts of interest to disclose. Family & Community Health: July/September 2016 - Volume 39 - Issue 3 - p 199-206 doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000105 Buy Metrics Abstract This study provides economically disadvantaged, minority food pantry patrons (hereafter, patrons) a meaning-ful voice by examining their experiences trying to obtain sufficient, nutritious food. Five focus groups were conducted using a semistructured discussion guide. Atlast.ti software was used to manage and analyze the data. Patrons reported that pantry staff who preserved their dignity by showing compassion were highly valued. Stigma and shame associated with pantry use were major concerns. Patrons suggested environmental and policy changes to improve their food acquisition experiences. These findings suggest that multilevel interventions addressing food access, food distribution policies, and patron-staff interactions are warranted. © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.