Food Pantry, how does it work?
The church Food Pantry is located in the lower level behind the youth lounge in room # 11. The Pantry is open to the public on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-6:30 pm and is served by two members of the Team. Clients who come to the Pantry are generally from within a five-mile radius of the church. There are no financial requirements to visit the pantry – those in need who come are asked to give their name, address, phone number, and to list the number of people and their ages in the household. Clients may fill one paper grocery bag at a visit and may come twice in a month. We currently have 20 active families registered, with an average of 6-8 visiting each week. They access the Pantry by the ramp on the lower west side of the building.
Where does the food come from?
The Pantry receives most of its food items from the Boy Scout Food Drive that is held in our fellowship hall every November. Last year over 4,900 lbs. of non-perishable food were collected by the local Boy Scout troops and packs. In addition, our church family is faithful in donating items that are needed during the year, and Sunday school classes have given monetary donations. The Pantry is also included in the church budget.
Wednesday evenings are staffed by 2 people from the 14 member Team to register and assist the clients. There is a rotating schedule. Between those times the shelves are restocked by the team, and if needed, items are purchased.
At Christmas time we offer each family a turkey and all the items needed for a complete dinner.
To receive more information please contact the church office.