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 11:30am and gives out over 8,000 pounds of food, feeding an average of 200 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.

Serving in our community 

When is The Pantry at HMUMC open?
Doors open Every Saturday from 8:00am to 11:30am.
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

Saturdays

8:30am-11:30am
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

Wednesdays and Fridays

10:30am-12:30pm
Organization of food donations being delivered
from our local community partners

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?
Nope! Just show up!
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?
Absolutely! We have many tasks that children of all ages can do. We ask that if you bring children under the age of 14, you supervise the work that they do. We want to insure the safety of all of our volunteers and Pantry patrons.
Can I drop my child off to volunteer?
We ask that all children under the age of 14 be accompanied by an adult.  Children over the age of 14 who are dropped off, need to be picked up promptly  by 11:30am.
May I bring a group to volunteer?
Yes, but please give us a heads up by sending an email to thepantry@hmumc.org that includes the club/organization name, your name, email, phone number, and the expected number of volunteers.

Donations

Pantry Donations
The Pantry’s most needed food items are listed below; 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.
Our most needed items
  • Canned Entrees
  • Canned Meats
  • Canned Fruit
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Pasta & Rice 
  • Beans 
  • Breakfast Cereal & Breakfast Items
Bulk Contributions:
Please email the thepantry@hmumc.org to help us prepare for bulk donations.

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. Our Pantry Ministry Leader, Ryan Jones, will be back in touch with you soon!