Food Pantry

Ada Area Canned Food Drive

The U.S. Postal Service in Ada conducted the Letter Carriers Food Drive to help address the issue of hunger in our community.  The proceeds of those donations went to various local organizations, including Asbury. 

While I do not know the full amount of items donated during the food drive, Asbury did receive over 60 boxes of food.  These cans, along with other food items that Asbury purchases from the Regional Food Bank, will enable us to provide nearly 3 months of local aid.  We currently get requests for food by over 200 families a month..

Please let your Letter Carrier know what a difference their efforts make.


Foundation Grant

The Valley View Health and Wellness Foundation awarded the Asbury UMC Food Pantry a $5000 grant that will help us update our freezers and replace aging equipment.  We received the grant through an application submitted with the help of Steve Gardner, Sharon Weirick, Whitney Clifton, and others that help with the pantry. 

The VVHWF visited our operation in March and saw firsthand the number of people we assist on a bi-monthly bases.  We impressed them with our efficiency and inclusion of the SOAR men when we sort and distribute the food.  If you know anyone on the Foundation, be sure to express gratitude for their trust in our ministry.

Week April 10th 2016 Food Bank Update

For several years the Asbury Food Bank has helped to meet the needs of many hungry families in the area.  The success in this program lies not in us simply providing a few boxes of food twice a month.  The real strength comes from God’s amazing ability to magnify a few dollars into several thousands of pounds of food (see John 6:1-13 for more details).  The volunteers get to see firsthand how lives are touched by your faithfulness to this ministry.  This week we provided the equivalent of $8500.00 of food, 3200 lbs, for only $255.00 which fed 149 people.  Way to go Asbury!!! 

Week January 17, 2016

We anticipate a large crowd on Thursday for the Food Pantry.  The third Thursday of the month we see more families attend seeking assistance as they make their dollars stretch till the end of the month.  Recent trends also indicate an upswing in requests by senior citizens.  This means we will try our best to have enough sacks of groceries to meet the need.  If you can help us on Wednesday morning and/or Thursday morning from 8:30 to 11:30 it would make the task go easier. 

Week of August 30, 2015

We served a total of 38 families this week at the food Pantry. We had 67 adults, 19 kids, and a total of 86 people. We would
like to thank the men at SOAR and everyone for coming and helping distribute the food this week.

Week of August 23rd 2015

Last week was a record for our Food Pantry Ministry. We served over 72 families representing 119 people. It takes
many hands to make the program run effectively each week.
If you could give of an hour to two on Wednesday morning or Thursday morning it would sure help. Contact Whitney in the
office for more information.

Week of August 2, 2015 status

Food Pantry Update
Last week we served 40 families, 75 adults, 31 kids atotaling of 106 people. God’s blessings were amazing as we had just enough food for those who sought assistance. Our next sacking day will be August 19th and we will distribute on August 20th at 9:00AM.

Week of August 2, 2015

Food Pantry This Week
This week will be a busy time for us and we need your help. Our bi-monthly Food Pantry will be handing out items again
on Thursday morning, but we need help before then. We need people to help sack the groceries on Wednesday
morning as well as people to help assist the loading of food on Thursday. Even if you can only help for an hour, we know it
will be well worth your time.

Week of July 19 to July 25 2015

Food Pantry Update
Last week we served 64 families on Thursday totaling154 people. God’s blessings were amazing as we had just
enough food for those who sought assistance. Our next sacking day will be August 5th and we will distribute on
August 6th at 9:00AM.

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