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 is gearing up for its busiest time of the year. Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather around a table, share a hot meal and spend quality time together. It is our goal in the pantry to help each family that comes during the month of November to leave with all the food products that it would take to prepare a Thanksgiving meal.
In keeping with this goal we are asking for specific holiday donations. We will use these to help fill a bag for each family. This bag will be above and beyond their regular allotment of food items. Bags with a list of these items may be picked up in either lobby starting October 27th and dropped off in either lobby during the month of November. Do not feel pressured to purchase every single item on the list. Please note that we appreciate any and all donations.
We would like to especially thank two of our preschoolers who asked that friends bring food products instead of presents to their birthday party. They brought in over 100 pounds of food!! This will more than feed a family of 4 for a week. It is wonderful to see such generosity in our littlest ones.
With regards to regular pantry needs this month we are focusing on oatmeal and grits We are always in need of plastic bags. However, we no longer need egg cartons.