Feed The Souls Food Pantry

Feed the souls food pantry is a community-based food pantry that is open the second Saturday of every month. We provide canned goods, hygiene, and perishable items for over 70 families. There are many volunteer opportunities with this ministry.  Our food pantry is open on the second Saturday of the month to distribute food. Bethel, along with several other churches in our area, collect food during the month for the Pantry. The Pantry is open on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 8:30 a.m until noon.  Contact: Christina Hall, Chairperson

The food pantry opens at 8:00 AM this Saturday, October 14th in Asbury Hall with a free medical clinic available at 8:30 AM. Then on Sunday there will be a free flu shot clinic sponsored by Medical Pharmacy of Locust from 11 AM to 2 PM. Stop in for a free flu shot and a free cookie! ... See MoreSee Less

The food pantry opens at 8:00 AM this Saturday, October 14th in Asbury Hall with a free medical clinic available at 8:30 AM. Then on Sunday there will be a free flu shot clinic sponsored by Medical Pharmacy of Locust from 11 AM to 2 PM. Stop in for a free flu shot and a free cookie!

Feed The Souls Food Pantry is open tomorrow and every 2nd Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. If you know of anyone in need, we encourage you to invite them to the pantry. They do not need to fill out any applications. It is open to the public. Basic medical care is also available through a free clinic in the lower level of the sanctuary from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Medical clients must check in first at the food pantry in Asbury Hall. ... See MoreSee Less

Feed The Souls Food Pantry is open tomorrow and every 2nd Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. If you know of anyone in need, we encourage you to invite them to the pantry. They do not need to fill out any applications. It is open to the public. Basic medical care is also available through a free clinic in the lower level of the sanctuary from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Medical clients must check in first at the food pantry in Asbury Hall.

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Bethel Preschool and Afterschool summer camp kids helped prepare at the pantry this morning...
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A couple of pics of our summer camp kids serving in the Feed The Souls Food Pantry this morning...

Bethel Preschool and Afterschool summer camp kids helped prepare at the pantry this morning...

Feed the Souls Food Pantry is in need of your help. We are collecting basic needs items. Food pantry clients are allowed to get 3-5 miscellaneous items which include the basic needs products. This area has been low lately due to the focus on stocking food, especially with the consistent increase in the number of clients. Donations can be dropped off at the Midland Town Hall or at Bethel Church (Asbury Hall stage). Below is a list of suggested items. Please consider donating men’s and women’s brands. Please do not donate travel sizes.
Hygiene: shampoo, conditioner, liquid body soap, bar of soap (individually wrapped), deodorant, toothpaste, tooth brushes, and razors
Hair products: gel, hairspray, etc
Feminine Hygiene: Tampons and pads
Paper Products: Toilet paper (separated into 4 rolls), paper towels, and Kleenex
Cleaning products: laundry and dish detergent, clorox wipes, and multi-surface cleaning sprays
Baby products: diapers and wipes
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Feed the Souls Food Pantry is in need of your help. We are collecting basic needs items. Food pantry clients are allowed to get 3-5 miscellaneous items which include the basic needs products. This area has been low lately due to the focus on stocking food, especially with the consistent increase in the number of clients. Donations can be dropped off at the Midland Town Hall or at Bethel Church (Asbury Hall stage). Below is a list of suggested items. Please consider donating men’s and women’s brands. Please do not donate travel sizes.
Hygiene: shampoo, conditioner, liquid body soap, bar of soap (individually wrapped), deodorant, toothpaste, tooth brushes, and razors 
Hair products: gel, hairspray, etc
Feminine Hygiene: Tampons and pads
Paper Products: Toilet paper (separated into 4 rolls), paper towels, and Kleenex
Cleaning products: laundry and dish detergent, clorox wipes, and multi-surface cleaning sprays
Baby products: diapers and wipes

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See food panty needs for January. We served 77 families so the shelves are really low!!

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Under each picture there is a description of the items we are low on. Please help us restock for January!

See food panty needs for January. We served 77 families so the shelves are really low!! 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/bethelumc28107/permalink/10154013784461367/

December Needs:

Vegetables and beans: potatoes, yams, turnip greens, mixed greens, spinach, Lima beans, butter beans, and great northern
Fruit: peaches, pineapples, apple sauce, mixed fruit, and oranges.
Meats: ravioli, spaghetti-o's, beef stew, chicken, treet, spam, ham, and salmon
Rice/pasta/potatoes: potatoes, pasta sauce, and Mac and cheese
Breakfast: grits, pancake mix, syrup, pop tarts, breakfast bars, flour/sugar, and muffin mix
Peanut butter and all jellies
Soups: all "cream of", chicken noodle, any chunky soups, and all broths
Miscellaneous and Hygiene: EVERYTHING!! We really need more hygiene items and cleaning supplies. We have plenty of toilet paper.

Thanks!
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Feed The Souls Food Pantry added 5 new photos from November 12, 2016.

November was busy!!! We served 80 families!!! We were able to raffle off quilts, a small bike, turkeys, and chickens(donated from the Missions Committee). Thanks to everyone who donated both food and financially and those that gave their time throughout this month. This is a growing ministry and requires a lot of dedicated people to make it work. You can see in the pictures that it was very busy but with the help we had today we were able to get through everyone in 3 hours!! The free medical clinic was also busy today and they continue to grow and help those with health/medical needs. I have posted pictures of the shelves now. As you can see we really need to restock a lot of items before December 10th. I will list the items under every picture and there is a sign in asbury hall that has all our needs listed. Please remember that book bags of love is housed in the pantry and they are now packing for 20 students!!! We will be sending out the list for Christmas boxes..we are hoping to collect 80 boxes this year! Thanks and God Bless!
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November was busy!!! We served 80 families!!! We were able to raffle off quilts, a small bike, turkeys, and chickens(donated from the Missions Committee). Thanks to everyone who donated both food and financially and those that gave their time throughout this month. This is a growing ministry and requires a lot of dedicated people to make it work. You can see in the pictures that it was very busy but with the help we had today we were able to get through everyone in 3 hours!! The free medical clinic was also busy today and they continue to grow and help those with health/medical needs. I have posted pictures of the shelves now. As you can see we really need to restock a lot of items before December 10th. I will list the items under every picture and there is a sign in asbury hall that has all our needs listed. Please remember that book bags of love is housed in the pantry and they are now packing for 20 students!!! We will be sending out the list for Christmas boxes..we are hoping to collect 80 boxes this year! Thanks and God Bless! 
Feed the Souls Food Pantry Committee

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GOD IS GOOD! I knew God would provide for this pantry but I am still in amazement of how He reached out to so many people! The pictures below shows the pantry on Tuesday of this week (just 4 days ago) on the top and the pantry today (bottom). Words cannot begin to describe how appreciative we are to all those at Bethel UMC, the Midland and surrounding community, Metrolina Produce, Piedmont Produce, Sam's club, Mill Grove UMC, and CCM. We had over 3,000 pounds of food/produce/hygiene items donated with over 2,500 of those pounds in the past four days! Thank you so much! We provided for 61 families and even have some saved for the next pantry!! Below there is a picture of the Food Pantry Needs board. Please feel free to save this picture and help restock these areas that are low! Hygiene, paper, cleaning, laundry, and baby products are not listed but they are always needed! Thanks again for your contribution to this ministry! May God bless each and every one of you! I wanted to send a special thank you to Kathy Ratliff Kitts...you have supported this ministry from the beginning and your help this week is a big reason we had enough food for the families. Thank you from the Feed The Souls Food Pantry committee and Bethel UMC!
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GOD IS GOOD! I knew God would provide for this pantry but I am still in amazement of how He reached out to so many people! The pictures below shows the pantry on Tuesday of this week (just 4 days ago) on the top and the pantry today (bottom). Words cannot begin to describe how appreciative we are to all those at Bethel UMC, the Midland and surrounding community, Metrolina Produce, Piedmont Produce, Sams club, Mill Grove UMC, and CCM.  We had over 3,000 pounds of food/produce/hygiene items donated with over 2,500 of those pounds in the past four days! Thank you so much! We provided for 61 families and even have some saved for the next pantry!! Below there is a picture of the Food Pantry Needs board. Please feel free to save this picture and help restock these areas that are low! Hygiene, paper, cleaning, laundry, and baby products are not listed but they are always needed! Thanks again for your contribution to this ministry! May God bless each and every one of you! I wanted to send a special thank you to  Kathy Ratliff Kitts...you have supported this ministry from the beginning and your help this week is a big reason we had enough food for the families. Thank you from the Feed The Souls Food Pantry committee and Bethel UMC!

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Well I just finished calculating all the donations from August and I am amazed at home awesome our church is!! We expressed our need for more food and you came up with 2,471 pounds of food!!! Which was greatly needed since we served 79 families! Wow! So thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your commitment and dedication to this ministry. But as you can probably see from the pictures we are in need again!! After serving that many families you can imagine how low the shelves look. Below is a list of our needs. Please drop your donations off in the grocery carts before the next pantry which is Saturday September 10th. Also, please keep in mind that Book Bags of Love will start back up very soon so please continue to give to that ministry as well.
Thank you and God Bless

Pantry Needs: (please refer to picture which list all the items we supply in each category. This month it is much easier to list below what we don't need!)
All Vegetables except corn
All Beans except Kidney and Chick Peas
All Fruit except Cranberry Sauce
All Meat except Tuna
All canned pasta/meat combinations (spaghetti-o's, etc)
All Pasta, Rice, Potatoes, and Pasta Sauces
Mac and Cheese
All Breakfast items except Oatmeal
We do not need Peanut Butter this month
All Jellies
All Soups
All Miscellaneous and condiments
All Hygiene, paper, cleaning, and baby products
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Well I just finished calculating all the donations from August and I am amazed at home awesome our church is!! We expressed our need for more food and you came up with 2,471 pounds of food!!! Which was greatly needed since we served 79 families! Wow! So thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your commitment and dedication to this ministry. But as you can probably see from the pictures we are in need again!! After serving that many families you can imagine how low the shelves look. Below is a list of our needs. Please drop your donations off in the grocery carts before the next pantry which is Saturday September 10th.  Also, please keep in mind that Book Bags of Love will start back up very soon so please continue to give to that ministry as well. 
Thank you and God Bless

Pantry Needs: (please refer to picture which list all the items we supply in each category.  This month it is much easier to list below what we dont need!) 
All Vegetables except corn  
All Beans except Kidney and Chick Peas
All Fruit except Cranberry Sauce
All Meat except Tuna
All canned pasta/meat combinations (spaghetti-os, etc)
All Pasta, Rice, Potatoes, and Pasta Sauces 
Mac and Cheese
All Breakfast items except Oatmeal
We do not need Peanut Butter this month
All Jellies 
All Soups
All Miscellaneous and condiments
All Hygiene, paper, cleaning, and baby products

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Wow!! Great job Bethel and Bethel Glenn Neighborhood. The shelves are looking so much better. We are doing fairly well on a lot of things but we could use some more of the following. Please keep in mind they will need to be dropped off in the grocery cart or on the stage by Friday at 12 so the Set-up Group can weigh and stock them! Thanks again for your ongoing support and dedication to this ministry.
Items in need:
Pork n beans
Yams
Greens(collard or mixed) and spinach
Grits
Grape jelly (no strawberry)
Mac and cheese
Boxed potatoes
Sugar
Canned Chicken
Black eyed peas
Sauerkraut
Pasta sauce
Fruit (any kind)
**Hygiene items (very low)
**Cleaning items (very low)
Toilet paper (4 pack)

Thank you and God Bless,
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Wow!! Great job Bethel and Bethel Glenn Neighborhood. The shelves are looking so much better. We are doing fairly well on a lot of things but we could use some more of the following. Please keep in mind they will need to be dropped off in the grocery cart or on the stage by Friday at 12 so the Set-up Group can weigh and stock them! Thanks again for your ongoing support and dedication to this ministry. 
Items in need:
Pork n beans 
Yams
Greens(collard or mixed) and spinach 
Grits
Grape jelly (no strawberry) 
Mac and cheese
Boxed potatoes 
Sugar 
Canned Chicken 
Black eyed peas
Sauerkraut
Pasta sauce 
Fruit (any kind) 
**Hygiene items (very low)
**Cleaning items (very low) 
Toilet paper (4 pack) 

Thank you and God Bless, 
Feed the Souls Food Pantry Volunteers

Thank you so much 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders of the Bethel Summer Program for distributing the flyers and bags for the Bethel Glenn Food Drive! If you live in Bethel Glenn or know someone that does, please encourage them to pack their grocery bags! These amazing workers for Christ will be back on Friday to pick up the food!!! Thanks Bethel Summer Program!! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you so much 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders of the Bethel Summer Program for distributing the flyers and bags for the Bethel Glenn Food Drive! If you live in Bethel Glenn or know someone that does, please encourage them to pack their grocery bags! These amazing workers for Christ will be back on Friday to pick up the food!!! Thanks Bethel Summer Program!!

RESTOCK THE FOOD PANTRY CHALLENGE: the food pantry is really low!! Weren't not asking for a car full load (like the picture) but just adding a few items to your grocery list. The next pantry is August 13th. Let's overflow the grocery carts!!! Thanks and God Bless. ... See MoreSee Less

RESTOCK THE FOOD PANTRY CHALLENGE: the food pantry is really low!! Werent not asking for a car full load (like the picture) but just adding a few items to your grocery list. The next pantry is August 13th. Lets overflow the grocery carts!!! Thanks and God Bless.

May Food Pantry Update: We had another great month, feeding over 60 families. We continue to enjoy meeting new people! We wanted to give a special thank you to Rhiannon Shropshire and her family for donating two full size beds. We were able to raffle them off to two very happy families! On Saturday (after the food pantry) we collected close to 2,000 pounds of food from the Postal Service Food Drive! Thank you so much to all those who contributed to the food drive. Our shelves are looking fantastic for June! Please continue to contribute hygiene, paper, baby, and other miscellaneous items like ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, dressings, etc. Thanks and God Bless! ... See MoreSee Less

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Feed The Souls Food Pantry: April we served over 50 families. We were able to give out even more Bibles to those that were not at the March date. We also had a large number of families ask about attending our Wednesday night meals! We pray that many will attend so we can spend more time fellowshipping with those in our community. A HUGE thank you to Kylie for collecting over 500lbs of food for her 1st birthday.
There will be a specific list of needs posted soon for May! Thank you for your continued generosity and commitment to this ministry!
God Bless,
Feed The Souls Food Pantry Committee
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Feed The Souls Food Pantry: April we served over 50 families. We were able to give out even more Bibles to those that were not at the March date. We also had a large number of families ask about attending our Wednesday night meals! We pray that many will attend so we can spend more time fellowshipping with those in our community. A HUGE thank you to Kylie for collecting over 500lbs of food for her 1st birthday. 
There will be a specific list of needs posted soon for May! Thank you for your continued generosity and commitment to this ministry! 
God Bless,
Feed The Souls Food Pantry Committee

Feed The Souls Food Pantry Update:
March was another great month for the pantry. We provided for 66 families, totaling over 4,800 pounds of food given out. We collected 68 Easter boxes and had enough Bibles to give each family! Words cannot express how appreciative we are of your ongoing support and contributions to this ministry. We also want to give a special thank you to all the volunteers that help run the pantry throughout the entire month. Between February and March we had over 35 volunteers contribute over 180 hours. The pantry would not be possible without the help of so many people!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: We will no longer be collecting any items that are not packaged in a box, container, or can. As we continue to focus on cleanliness and organization of the pantry, it is very important that we make sure all items are secure and prevent the possibility of little creatures! Rice and instant potatoes will be properly secured in containers but all other items that would be donated for the miscellaneous shelf will be discarded. Please keep in mind the clients are only allowed to get 3-4 items from all the miscellaneous items and all the hygiene items, therefore be mindful of the items you donate. Suggested items would include: all bottled condiments, cooking supplies (oils, flour, etc), canned six-packs, and boxed desserts.
We also want to remind those that donate clothing, to please donate only GENTLY USED or NEW items. We should be mindful of the clothing that we are donating to the families. All clothing will be looked over and organized on the Friday before the pantry. All items that are ripped or dirty will be donated to a local organization and will not be available to the pantry clients. Please look your clothes over before donating them to help decrease the amount of work our volunteers are spending on clothing.

I LOVE MY CITY will be featuring Feed The Souls Food Pantry. We are hoping to collect over 1000 cans for the pantry. Please pass along to the community that we will be available on Saturday April 23rd from 9am to 2pm to collect food for the pantry.

Thank you and God Bless,
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EASTER BOXES: This Saturday we will giving out the Easter Boxes. We are asking for 60 boxes and currently we only have approximately 20!! Please bring your completed boxes and place them on the stage of Asbury Hall. We will be collecting boxes until Friday at 330 pm. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

Clothing donations: Many people have asked about donating clothes for the families that attend the food pantry. I wanted to update everyone on the process to donate clothing. In order to prevent the pantry or even Asbury Hall from becoming a clothing closet, we ask that if you have new or gently used men's, women's, or children's clothing please bring them to Asbury Hall on the Friday immediately prior to the pantry day (typically the second Friday of the month). Please bring the clothing folded or on hangers and place them on the stage by 3:30 pm. This will allow the Friday Set-up Group to organize all the clothing. Any clothing that is leftover on Saturday will be available for you to pick back up by 12 or we will donate it to a local clothing organization. If you have any questions please see a pantry committee member. Thanks and God bless!! ... See MoreSee Less

Another fantastic day of serving those in our community. I have to share what one of the clients said to me with tears in her eyes..."You have no idea how much I look forward to this day. You all are my friends." I told her how much we look forward to seeing her as well but how much we would love to see her on Sunday. And the response I got was something I've heard too many times..."I don't have clothes to wear to church." I am very thankful for a church that doesn't judge others based on their appearance. I was able to make her feel welcomed to Bethel, no matter what she wore! Today we were able to serve 67 families and give out over 3,000 pounds of food. We were very blessed to give each family a jug of homemade laundry detergent, thank you Emma Steiner Glosson. We also had four tables full of clothes that were gone very quickly! Due to a large donation from CCM, we still have a lot of items. I will post the list of items we are in need of soon! Thank you for your continued support towards this ministry! ... See MoreSee Less

Another fantastic day of serving those in our community. I have to share what one of the clients said to me with tears in her eyes...You have no idea how much I look forward to this day.  You all are my friends. I told her how much we look forward to seeing her as well but how much we would love to see her on Sunday.  And the response I got was something Ive heard too many times...I dont have clothes to wear to church. I am very thankful for a church that doesnt judge others based on their appearance. I was able to make her feel welcomed to Bethel, no matter what she wore! Today we were able to serve 67 families and give out over 3,000 pounds of food. We were very blessed to give each family a jug of homemade laundry detergent, thank you Emma Steiner Glosson.  We also had four tables full of clothes that were gone very quickly! Due to a large donation from CCM, we still have a lot of items. I will post the list of items we are in need of soon! Thank you for your continued support towards this ministry!

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An overview of this community wide pantry including news and happenings.

January 9th is quickly approaching. Here are the items we are still in need of! Also, the pantry interest meeting is Monday December 28th at 630. Hope to see everyone there that is already involved in the pantry and those that want to learn more about it. Thanks and God Bless. ... See MoreSee Less

January 9th is quickly approaching. Here are the items we are still in need of! Also, the pantry interest meeting is Monday December 28th at 630. Hope to see everyone there that is already involved in the pantry and those that want to learn more about it. Thanks and God Bless.

Christmas boxes are due by tomorrow. If you have a box but cannot deliver it by tomorrow, please let us know. We are still in need of the following to better stock our shelves: peanut butter, jelly, canned meats (except tuna), and fruit. You can drop these items off in the grocery cart located in Asbury Hall. Thanks for all you support and contribution to this pantry! ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow! Words can't begin to describe how awesome our God is! We served 67 families today, we had over 2,000 pounds donated from Bethel Church, Bethel School, and the Town of Midland, we had 60 Thanksgiving Boxes, and we gave out over 3,000 pounds of food today!!! God is good!! We had three cold Hams donated and they were raffled off to three very excited people!! And we had toilet paper donated so each family got some on top of their other hygien items! We want to thank every one that made today possible...those that helped today, all the donated boxes, donated food, all the help weighing and stocking the items, and those that pray for the pantry and all those we impact! Our shelves are really empty so we will need lots of help for December! We will need EVERYTHING (except corn and black beans). We will also be doing Christmas boxes, I will get the list out soon! Thanks again!!!! God bless! ~ Local Outreach
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Wow! Words cant begin to describe how awesome our God is! We served 67 families today, we had over 2,000 pounds donated from Bethel Church, Bethel School, and the Town of Midland, we had 60 Thanksgiving Boxes, and we gave out over 3,000 pounds of food today!!! God is good!! We had three cold Hams donated and they were raffled off to three very excited people!! And we had toilet paper donated so each family got some on top of their other hygien items! We want to thank every one that made today possible...those that helped today, all the donated boxes, donated food, all the help weighing and stocking the items, and those that pray for the pantry and all those we impact! Our shelves are really empty so we will need lots of help for December! We will need EVERYTHING (except corn and black beans).  We will also be doing Christmas boxes, I will get the list out soon! Thanks again!!!! God bless! ~ Local Outreach

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The pantry is next Saturday. We are still in need of peanut butter, jelly, and grits. Please remember to drop your boxes off by THIS THURSDAY on the stage in Asbury Hall. Thank you so much! ... See MoreSee Less