Our food pantry opened in response to Matthew 25:35-40. God calls us to help those in need. By loving others we also express our love for God. Many are in financial crisis right now, and by supplying something as simple as food, more money can be saved for bills, more time can be spent looking for a job and more peace can be provided.
How It Works
Shepherd’s Heart is open on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month 5:30 pm-7:30 pm and is run by volunteers. We are self-funded through donations. We have partnered with The Kansas Food Bank as an economic way to purchase bulk food items. People in need from the church and community receive food based on the number of people in their family. Our hope is to be able to provide a week's worth of food for each family.
How Can You Help?
· Donate Food/Items
Purchase non-perishable food items from our Grocery List, which a copy can be picked up at our Welcome Center. You can also go to organizations and ask for donations of hygiene products such as toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc. Please place all donated items in the Little Red Wagon located in the south lobby outside the food pantry door.
· Donate Money
You can donate cash or check in an offering envelope and mark it Food Pantry. Donations are also accepted during Sunday morning Coffee Time in the Family Center. All donations go towards purchasing food for those in need and operating expenses of the food pantry. All donations are tax deductible.
· Donate Time
Volunteers are welcome in the following areas:
Distribute food on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month
Pick up food orders at the Kansas Food Bank
Unload Food Bank orders at the church
Stock and organize food pantry.
Training will be provided. Please contact Juanita Parsons or Lisa Cichetti if you are interested in serving others in our church and community through the food pantry.
To Those In Need:
If you are going through a tough time and would benefit from use of our food pantry, please stop by between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm on the 2nd & 4th Monday. No proof of residence, ID, or other documentation is currently required. We do have some forms for you to fill out, and we ask for complete honesty so we can serve you and everyone else in need. If you attend our RHCC, contact a member of the Shepherd’s Heart Team.
Shepherd’s Heart Team Members
Michael Bouche - Lisa Cichetti - Linda Holleman - Bob Huffman - Donna Graham
Terry Long - Marietta Clark - Juanita Parsons