Huntersville Emergency Food Pantry
Huntersville UMC houses a food pantry that is associated with "Loaves and Fishes" of Mecklenburg County. One of nineteen food pantrys country wide, we are open for clients every Monday - Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Clients must have a referral and may only come every 45 days. They recieve enough food on each visit to last their family for one week.
The Food Pantry coordinators would like to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to the 25 volunteers that gave of their time (102 total hours) on Saturday May 3rd to help with the Postal Food Drive. Volunteers started work at around 1:00 p.m. by picking up the collected donations at the Huntersville Post Office. The loaded down trucks were then unloaded and weighed once they arrived here at the church. Other volunteers unpacked the bags and sorted the food for storage. This process continued until just past 6:30 p.m. when all food had been weighed and safely stored.
Total collection for our site was 7,208 pounds of food. The food collected on this drive generally helps us have a variety of food products to offer our clients until sometime in July. For all of you who left food for your postal carrier we also say “thanks”. Without the support of our community and church family it would be much more difficult to continue this important ministry in our community.
Donations of canned corn, mixed vegetables, and canned fruit are our food focus items for this month. Non food items that we are focusing on this month are any type of cleaning products, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Plastic bags are always needed and appreciated.