SERVE: Outreach Food Pantry
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
WHAT IS THE FUMC FOOD PANTRY??
The objective of the FUMC Food Pantry is to provide enough food for several days to those in need. This year, through May, our volunteers distributed 11,000 pounds of groceries providing some 740 bags of food for 1,527 people.
The FUMC Outreach Food Pantry operates Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Room 110, immediately behind the Charlotte Street reception desk. There are presently 23 FUMC dedicated volunteers who administer the pantry to those in need.
The FUMC Food Pantry is the only one of several in the area that operates Monday through Friday throughout the year, except for holidays. It has been in operation for 25 years and has a certificate to that effect from the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank, a United Way agency.
People requesting food assistance normally are from Fredericksburg and surrounding counties including Caroline and Fauquier. Clients include young families as well as senior citizens and all are most appreciative of the groceries.