The Food Pantry, under the leadership of Wayne Makin, works to feed the needy and hungry in our community. Volunteers may choose to help with distribution on Saturday 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. or with packing bags of food during the week. As one of our most important Outreach Ministries we assist those in need with staples from our Food Pantry.
In order to help with this continuing ministry our Food Pantry is in need of the following donations (most critical is listed first):
Rice (1 lbs. size) (immediate need)
Dried Beans (immediate need)
Peanut Butter (immediate need)
Donations can be dropped off at the church during normal business hours or Sundays.
New Addition to the Food Pantry
Thanks to the generous donations made in the name of Tom Wells' memorial, Shirley Ellis' 80th birthday, and from the Vestry Lenten Challenge, a freezer was purchased for the Food Pantry. The freezer will be dedicated in Tom Wells' name.
Going forward, we will be able to receive free frozen goods from the USDA to give out to our Saturday clients. This will be a very welcome addition to this important ministry. The freezer has been installed near the back door of the kitchen for easy access for the Saturday staff.
In other Food Pantry news, the Holy Comforter Food Pantry has been registered with a group called Ample Harvest to receive fresh produce from local farmers. Hopefully in the future we can provide fresh fruits and vegetables as an option for our clients.
The Food Pantry is always looking for volunteers to help with bagging food during the week or assisting with distribution on Saturday mornings. The bagger follows a checklist during the week to make enough bags to give out on the weekend. Saturday staff helps check the clients in, verifies USDA paperwork, and hands out bags of food.
We are one of the few food distribution sites in Leon County that is open every weekend. We help about 100 people every Saturday. Your donations of time, food, and money are greatly appreciated!