Stocking the Food Pantry

Author: Pastor Mitch Williams
November 19, 2020

As you probably know, the church operates a food pantry (Adventist Community Services) that distributes food to over 200 families in our community every month. This time every year, the Pathfinder Club collects approximately 7,000 items of canned goods from Pleasant Hill residents to help supplement the inventory of our food pantry. However, due to the pandemic, the community-driven food drive will not be happening.

Therefore, we as a church have a tremendous opportunity to share from our plenty and help support our church food pantry. Beginning this Sabbath, non-perishable food will be collected at the church.

Here is what we ask you to donate:

Canned foods of all kinds
Breakfast cereal
Quaker Oatmeal
Peanut Butter

Please bring your food items (in a paper sack) this Sabbath where it will be boxed by our Pathfinders and given to our food pantry. Please check the expiration date of your donated food. Please do not donate perishable items. If you wish to donate at some other time, please contact the church office to schedule a drop off. Please do not leave your donated food at the front door of the food pantry as it is not secure and sure to be taken.

Let’s each one do what we can to help our food pantry feed the hungry families in our area. Let’s be the hands and feet of Jesus!

When you give to the poor, it is like lending to the LORD, and the LORD will pay you back. Proverbs 19:17