COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY

The Fairplain Presbyterian commitment to easing hunger in our community began in the 1970s with donated food in a tiny room in the back of our sanctuary. Since then we have distributed thousands of food bags to people all over our area. We now work from a large, efficient area that was a major part of our church expansion 15 years ago. Donations from church members, other churches and organizations, grants from FEMA, United Way, and local businesses support our work. The Fairplain Community Food Pantry is now a 501 c 3 organization to facilitate outside donations. Many volunteers from the congregation and community help purchase and haul groceries, stock shelves, fill bags and distribute the food throughout the year. The Food Pantry also helps supply the food we prepare for Soup Kitchen once a month.

The Food Pantry is open Thursday afternoons for visits from families referred by the 211 emergency call line, and members distribute bags once a month to shut-ins referred by social services. We also provide bags to the Benton Harbor Senior Center for their clients who need food.

To request food assistance, call the 211 Foodlink. If you’d like to donate or volunteer, call the church office at 269-925-0041.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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