Greenwood Food Pantry
Westminster’s Mission of the Month for the month of September is the Greenwood Community Food Pantry.
The Food Pantry is a non-profit organization that provides low-income residents with a box of groceries once a month. They also provide emergency boxes for residents who have applied for food stamps but have not yet received them from the government. In July of 2018, 608 families were served by the Greenwood Food Pantry. In August, the number of families served was 620. Because the number of families served is increasing, there is a greater need for donations.
The Food Pantry is dependent on donations from the community for its survival and ability to assist those in need of food. Greenwood Marketplace and Dollar General provide the Food Pantry with great discounts, so while they appreciate donations of canned goods, they also accept financial donations to help with the purchase of food from these retailers. (They are a 501(c)(3) organization.)
So, how can YOU help?
- First, you can give food! The Community Youth Food Drive will be on Sunday, September 23rd. Mark your calendars and begin collecting cans now to be donated on that day. If you will not be home, you can leave a bag of canned goods at your door and the youth will collect them.
- Second, you can give of your time. The Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Volunteers are always welcome to come and help distribute and sort. On the week following the Community Food Drive, they are in need of extra hands to help sort all of the cans that come into the pantry. Please considering giving a couple hours of your time one day to help them in this effort.
Westminster is grateful for an opportunity to partner with this ministry. If you have any questions about the Greenwood Food Pantry, please talk to a member of our Missions Team!
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” (Matthew 25:37, 40)