The food pantry was started 23 years ago. We serve families and individuals of all types: young families, seniors, veterans, clients who are homeless and refugees from various countries. Currently, we serve about 130 families once a week on Friday mornings from 8-9am. Clients are allowed to choose the food that best meets the needs of them as an individual or a for their family. Each week our clients receive a bag of fresh produce-the size depends on the donations for that week. We feel fresh, healthy food is a very important goal for the pantry. Toiletries are also a very welcome donation.
This listing was last updated Aug 18, 2023
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You can just show up on the days and times listed. If these times or days do not work for you, please call 951) 677-6174 and we can set up a time for you to drop of produce or a pick up if necessary. We are located at the Murrieta United Methodist Church, which is next to Murrieta Elementary School and across the street from the Murrieta Library.
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