The Pantry

For even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve...

Mark 10:45

The Pantry at HMUMC is open every Saturday from 8:00am to 10:30 am and gives out over 35,000 pounds of food, feeding an average of 700 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.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

We believe in continuing best practices for keeping volunteers and patrons safe as outlined by health officials. The following guidelines are now in place:
1. AGE: All volunteers will be must be 14 or older. Those with pre-existing health conditions are also asked to not volunteer at this time. Masks are required for anyone working at The Pantry.
2. SCHEDULE: All volunteers will now be put on scheduled rotations.  If you are within the age and health restrictions, we need your help! Please use the WEEKDAY signup genius form sign up for a weekday and the form at the bottom of this page to request a Saturday shift.  Our volunteer coordinator will contact you with which weekend you will serve and what area(s) you will serve in. Though we love being a place for everyone to volunteer, we will not be accepting walk up volunteers during this time.

Serving in our community 

When is The Pantry at HMUMC open?
Line up for drive-thru service every Saturday from 8:00am to 10:30am.
How often can families receive  food?
We ask that families come and receive food every other week,
but if you are in need, we will serve you.
What do people need to bring?
We ask that you show a picture I.D.
What will families receive?
Families will receive a variety of fresh, frozen, and canned foods.
Does The Pantry have other services?
The Pantry at HMUMC is a food pantry; we provide food. We do not provide monetary assistance.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Use your unique gifts to help The Pantry

We believe in continuing best practices for keeping volunteers and patrons safe as outlined by health officials. The following guidelines are now in place:

  1. AGE: All volunteers will be must be 14 or older. Those with pre-existing health conditions are also asked to not volunteer at this time.
  2. SCHEDULE: All volunteers will now be put on scheduled rotations. We are reducing the number of volunteers  on Saturday mornings. If you are within the age and health restrictions, we still need your help! Please use the form at the bottom of the page to contact our Team.  Our volunteer coordinator will contact you with which weekend you will serve and what area(s) you will serve in. Though we love being a place for everyone to volunteer, we will not be accepting walk up volunteers during this time.

Saturdays

 Distribution : 8:00am-10:30am
Distribution of food to the community
Involvement with patrons who come for assistance

General tasks include:
Processing, sorting, packing, and distributing donations
Multiple jobs available for all ages and abilities

Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Sundays: 4:00 pm  - 6:00 pm
Wednesdays: 10:00am-12:00pm & 12:00pm-2:00pm
Thursdays: 4:00 p.m - 6:00 pm
Fridays: 
10:00am-12:00pm & 12:00pm-2:00pm
General tasks include:
Offloading trucks, Sorting food donations, preparing for Saturday distribution
Multiple jobs for all ages and abilities

Special Volunteer Opportunity

The Pantry is in need of drivers who can make pick ups from our local community partners on weekdays.  These pickups may be done with personal vehicles or The Pantry box truck. This commitment generally is for a period of 2 hours.   Volunteers need to be able to lift up to 50 pounds and would be loading/unloading donations.  Interested persons, please use the form at the bottom of the page for questions or to sign up.

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Volunteer & Donations FAQ

How do I volunteer?

Do I need to sign up?
All volunteers will now be put on scheduled rotations. We are reducing the number of volunteers  on Saturday mornings. If you are within the age and health restrictions, we still need your help! Please use the form at the bottom of the page to contact our Team.  Our volunteer coordinator will contact you with which weekend you will serve and what area(s) you will serve in. Though we love being a place for everyone to volunteer, we will not be accepting walk up volunteers during this time.
When do I need to be there?
Please see above for days and times.
What should I wear?
Comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes are recommended.
What if I can not volunteer for the entire time?
It is okay if you are only available to serve for part of the time. Our tasks vary from week to week, and are always changing, so it is easy to step in and out of roles.
What will I be doing?
There are various tasks, including; processing donations, making packs for food distribution, carrying food baskets to cars and welcoming patrons. We organize volunteer tasks according to volunteers’ skills and abilities.
Can my children volunteer?
No, unfortunately not at this time.  We can only have volunteers 14 or older.
May I bring a group to volunteer?
Please use the form below to confirm any availability

Donations

Pantry Donations
During this time of social distancing, we are asking for monetary donations rather than food donations.

$25 sponsors a family of 2 for a week. We serve over 3500 seniors per year - a segment that is in major need right now.
$50 sponsors a family of 4 for a week. With school closed, access to food for needy families is a big issue. We serve over 1300 children per year.
$100 the cost of eating out at a restaurant twice of week. Instead of eating out you can sponsor 2 pantry families!  
We see 350 families per week. Due to current conditions, sponsoring a family or families is the most effective and safe way to help us be the bread of life for those in need during this time!
 

Monetary Donations

To make a monetary donation to The Pantry, please use the link button below

Questions about volunteering?

We love to clarify volunteering requirements. Please reach out if you still have questions or would like to signup for one of our volunteer opportunities. Our Pantry team will be back in touch with you soon!