Our faith community extends a welcome to all in the community who are hungry for food and community. Every Monday evening, we serve a hot meal (soup kitchen) as well as provide a food pantry for shelf-stable food, frozen foods, some produce and hygeine items to help families meet their needs throughout the remaining week. There is no cost for anyone to receive food and all are invited to participate in serving together as well. We have a significant number of veterans and people experiencing homelessness. Though we do have some families with school age children, the majority of our 75-100 guests each week are middle age and senior adults most of whom are on fixed incomes. Many of our families are also Muslim and or have restricive diets so we avoid Pork when possible. Besides that, we strongly encourage healthy, fresh foods as we believe that the earth's bounty is God's gift to our bodies, minds and spirits.
Please call the church office (located at a different campus) to arrange a drop off time / or food pickup from our volunteer team members. 336-299-1571. We also have people on site every Monday from 3pm until 6:30 if that is an easier option.
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.