Food Pantry Month

May is Food Pantry Month here at Abilene First United Methodist Church. The following announcement by Julie Mayden is from our monthly newsletter:

May is the month First UMC traditionally provides food and funds for the operation of the Food Pantry which helps supply food and utility funds for those less fortunate. The following is a list of the immediate needs of the food pantry:

  • Baking Supplies: cake and muffin mixes, frosting, oil, flour, sugar
  • Canned Foods: fruit, vegetables, soup, condiments, meat substitutes
  • Cereal: hot cereal, cold cereal, cereal and breakfast bars
  • Cleaning Supplies: laundry soap, dish soap, hand soap
  • Paper Goods: toilet tissue, paper towels, napkins, facial tissue
  • Pasta: macaroni, noodles, spaghetti
  • Personal Hygiene: shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, women’s feminine products, disposable diapers, men’s shaving supplies, hand and body lotions, and creams
  • Meats: any kind of canned meat and fish, especially tuna
  • Miscellaneous: peanut butter, jelly, coffee, tea, ramen noodles, rice, dry beans, crackers, juice, syrup, instant potatoes, hamburger helpers, spices, salt and pepper, jello and pudding mixes

Grocery bags (complete list of needs attached) will be available on Sunday mornings throughout the month of May to take home with you and fill, and then return the following Sunday or to the church office during the week. Envelopes will also be available on the table in the narthex if you would prefer to donate money for utilities (if you want, you can do both). Additionally, if you have extra points on your West’s Country Mart cards that you would be willing to give to the Food Pantry, they would be very much appreciated.