We are called to help those in need. Jesus tells us to “[g]ive, and it will be given to you . . . For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38 NIV)
The Food Pantry continues to be Christ Church's largest outreach program (even through the pandemic!)
We are open from 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. every second Tuesday of every month.
In 2020, we paid $4,856.19 for 27,088 pounds of food from the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank at 19¢ a pound for USDA and GNAP commodities and 12¢ a pound for donated items. Thanks to a Food Bank grant, we received a $604.12 credit in August. Large companies like Publix, Kroger, and Walmart recognized the problem of nationwide food insecurity and increased their donations to Food Banks; with that came increased variety. Our food purchases included frozen chicken patties and fajita strips; frozen beef patties; frozen boneless pork loin; canned salmon, chicken and beef; ½ gallon milk; shredded cheeses; fresh apples; bottled juices; grits; rice; cereals; trail mix; soups; frozen, canned and dried fruits and vegetables; peanut butter; mac & cheese; pasta; spaghetti sauce; vegetable oil; and other staples. In February 2020, we began purchasing bread to include with the other food. The bread we distribute is fresh baked on Monday and delivered directly to the parish hall on Tuesday morning.
We served over 1,000 families in need throughout 2020. One month, at the height of the pandemic, we were the only Food Pantry open in Dublin. With people losing jobs or working reduced hours, the number of applicants increased substantially.
Piggly Wiggly kindly donated cases of plastic bags which we double-bag for heavy items. We wrote a thank-you letter to Piggy Wiggly, but that can’t begin to acknowledge their generosity. Next time you’re in The Pig, please thank them for their support.
Without your help, this ministry would not be possible. Many parishioners generously designate a portion of their offerings for the Food Pantry. Charitable friends outside the parish can also support this ministry financially and with food donations.
The caring for the poor and feeding of the hungry is one of Christianity's most basic precepts.
Through our local partnerships we manage to buy food in bulk at wholesale prices.
You can help us help even more people by making a tax-deductible monetary donation to either our Food Bank Fund or our Priest's Discretionary Fund.
we can also use help to prepare and distribute food on the second Monday and Tuesday morning of each month. Call the church office to make a connection.