Hungry for Christ
“O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him” (Psalms 34:8closePsalm 34:8
8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! (ESV) ).
In October of 2011, the Lord blessed our church with a marvelous opportunity to begin a “mobile” food pantry ministry. This ministry is made possible by a partnership with “Hungry for Christ Food Ministry” in Hamilton, MI and the dedicated efforts of local volunteers.
Each month, groceries are transported from “Hungry for Christ’s” warehouse to the Casco United Methodist Church. Volunteers then unload the groceries and prepare them for pickup by area residents. During the food distribution events, pastors from four area churches are available for anyone who would like to talk or pray with them. These events occur on the second Monday of each month at 3:00 PM. Over 260 families are registered. We have been averaging over 155 families who have taken advantage of this free food distribution. No proof of low income is needed. We only require applicants to register once with their name, address, and phone number.
To register to receive free food (15 items or more of mostly frozen food) at our “Mobile” Food Pantry, please feel free to contact Theresa Wiley, our Church Secretary, at (269) 227-3328 Monday through Thursday (9:00am until 1:00pm). If you would like to volunteer to be of service in the distribution of the many food items please feel free to sign up around 2:00pm on the second Monday of every month at our registration desk.