“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.” Matthew 25:35 (NIV)
The Mill Grove Food Pantry has partnered with Common Heart Ministries to better meet the needs of the hungry in our community. We now participate in serving over 400 families a month in two unique ways:
Mill Grove Food Delivery Teams
Families can contact the church office at (704) 882-3770 if in need of food on a regular basis. Families are assigned to a Mill Grove Food Delivery team who delivers food once a month to the home of the family. Each team delivers to the same family each month to build a trusted relationship as a means to minister to the families where they are. If home delivery is not an option for a family they can participate in the TEFAP on Monday evenings, but cannot receive both home delivery and TEFAP.
TEFAP Monday Night Distribution
Monday Night Food Distribution is held in the Hemby Bridge Campus Worship Center from 7-8:00pm as part of the TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program). Food stamp families automatically qualify and can bring their card to receive food once a month (as mandated by the program procedures). Families not on food stamps but in a temporary hardship due to illness or job loss may also come once a month and receive food as needed. No appointment needed.
How can Mill Grove members or community volunteers help?
- Donate non-perishable food items throughout the year.
- Donate funds to the Mill Grove Food Ministry and Common Heart’s Common Cupboard.
- Volunteer – Serve on a Food Delivery Team.
- Volunteer – Serve on Monday Night for TEFAP. Great opportunity for youth and family’s to take an active role in making a impact on those needing assistance. Volunteers are asked to be at the church by 6:40pm and stay until 8:30pm.
For additional information or find out about serving, please contact one of our coordinators:
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