We are a food pantry ministry of Central Bible Church in Fort Worth, Texas. We have been open for about 15 months and have served over 2,000 different households. We serve anyone who visits the Storehouse without discrimination. About 30-40% of our families are Spanish-speaking. East Fort Worth is our location which is one of the top areas in the country for food insecurity. We are in the process of planning for a transformation of our existing pantry to a more health conscious pantry. We have recruited a team of people to make up a task force to take on this Healthy Pantry Project. One of which is a health and wellness doctor. With this, we are looking to provide more options for fresh produce and health conscious foods, even organic options. We believe this will help increase the overall health of our community of east Fort Worth. We are open on Tuesdays & Thursdays to the public from 12:00 - 6:00pm where we see from 120-140 households each day. We have the blessing of sitting with each family, listening to their needs, and praying for them. Although we do not require that opportunity, 99.9% of the neighbors take advantage of the conversation and prayer time. We really have the opportunity to hear the specific needs of the families which them inform us on the general needs for those in our community.
Please contact our team for confirmation of donation to make sure we are there to receive. Email at [email protected] or call our director Jon at 817-713-5413.
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