3rd Annual Cereal Drive for The Pantry!
Because Breakfast Does Not Take The Summer off!
Pantry donations significantly drop in the summer and we need your help. During the month of June, we are focusing our efforts on one of the most needed items at The Pantry – cereal. Breakfast does not take the summer off and neither do we! Let’s come together for a common cause to end summer hunger. In 2016, we collected 2,000 boxes of cereal. This year, our goal is to collect 3,000 boxes of cereal by June 31. Every box counts!
We would like to encourage community groups, small groups, friends, parents and neighbors to get involved. Collecting donations is a fun and easy way to stay active during the summer, with the added bonus of helping those in need. Please share this information with anyone in your community you think may be interested in joining our 3rd Annual Pantry Cereal Drive!
Donations may be dropped off at Hamilton Mill UMC from 9:00am to 3:00pm Monday through Thursday or on Sunday mornings before and after worship services at 8am, 9:15am and 11:00am. You may also make a monetary donation online by clicking here.
While we are focusing on cereal during the month of June, please remember that we would love additional food donations as well. After all, one can not live on cereal alone. Our most needed items include: canned fruit, boxes of pasta, canned meats, canned pastas and soups with meats.
Thank you for your support! Together we can make a difference!
The Pantry at HMUMC is open every Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am and gives out over 1,500 pounds of food, feeding an average of 100 families each week. There are no eligibility requirements for patrons to receive food, all are welcome. The Pantry relies 100% on the generosity of volunteers and donors to support ongoing operations.
Most needed items include:
Breakfast Cereal Breakfast Items
The Pantry’s most needed food items are listed above; however, any nonperishable items are greatly appreciated. Donation bins are located in several places on the main level of the church. Thank you for your continued support that allows us to serve others and share the love of Christ.
The Pantry is driven almost entirely by volunteer leadership! The Pantry’s future ministry depends on continued leadership and generosity from members of the community committed to serving those in need.
Acquiring Food – Thousands of pounds of food goes out of The Pantry’s doors each month, which means that thousands of pounds first have to come in The Pantry’s doors. Be a part of the team that works to ensure that The Pantry’s shelves stay stocked so that the pantries’ of those in need do not remain bare. We need people willing to work with individuals, community organizations, and corporations to increase our food intake.
Work in the Pantry – Every time The Pantry is opened, volunteers are needed to process the newly donated food and meet the families that have come to pick up food. We need people to help check-in donated food, fill take-home boxes and pray with the families that need our assistance. The Pantry is open on Saturday from 9:30am – 11:30am
Link your Kroger Card to The Pantry!
The Pantry at Hamilton Mill UMC has been enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Now you can support The Pantry every time you shop at Kroger!
How to sign up!
*If you do not have a Kroger Plus Card, please stop by the customer service desk at Kroger and ask for one – It’s FREE!
1. To link your Kroger Plus Card to The Pantry, simply go to krogercommunityrewards.com
2. Click “Create an Account” and enter your information OR click “Sign in,” if you already have an account.
3. Once signed in, you will automatically be directed to the Kroger Community Rewards page (if not, click on “My Account” on the top right corner and scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click on “Community Rewards.”).
4. Click “Enroll Now” or “Re-Enroll Now”
5. Enter “The Pantry at HMUMC OR enter our number “49947,” and select The Pantry from your search list.
6. Click “Enroll.”
That’s it! Now you are enrolled. Kroger’s Community Rewards Program, along with your continued donations, will make supporting The Pantry easy…all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!
The Kroger Community Rewards program is Kroger’s way of showing their commitment to helping our community grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards®. This program will not affect your Kroger Fuel Points.