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 have access to all the food products that it would take to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Paula McGroarty, who heads up the volunteer staff on Mondays, has been in contact with the Kiwanis and the Ada Jenkins Center. The Kiwanis are donating 75 Thanksgiving meals for our clients. Each family has been given a letter on their pantry visit over the past several weeks. They will be able to return to us on Monday, November 23, to exchange that letter for their Thanksgiving meal items. When we run out of those letters, we will be giving each family a ticket. They will be able to turn in this ticket at Davidson United Methodist Church on a specific day during a specific time period to receive Thanksgiving food items.
Loaves and Fishes will be delivering turkeys to us the week before Thanksgiving. Once we have distributed all the letters and tickets so generously shared with us by the above mentioned groups, we will be stocked and ready to take care of any family that has a referral. Within the pantry here, we will be providing an extra meat and non-food items such as toilet paper and toothpaste. These purchases are made possible by the monetary donations given to us throughout the year by individuals, churches, and businesses.
Variety always makes a shopping experience more pleasurable. We have never had to worry about running out of food, but sometimes choices are limited. You can help us offer this variety to our clients by donating the following items: canned vegetables (no green beans please), canned fruit, boxed potatoes, tomato based products, grits, oatmeal and condiments.
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