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Faith UMC Emergency Food Pantry

Our food pantry began in 1981. Each year, we provide food to over 200 families/700 individuals. Food referrals usually come from Empty Tomb, and enough food for a week is delivered to the family. Faith members contribute canned and dry foods, which is stored at the church in the food pantry (Room 3). Perishables are purchased the day of the delivery with money from donations to the food pantry fund. We also serve families who come to come to the church during office hours. They are asked to come only once a month and are given a pre-packed bag of groceries.

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