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Food Pantry and Emergency Outreach at First United Methodist Church

 

Our Mission Statement

In keeping with our calling to serve God and our neighbors, the Food and Outreach Program of the First United Methodist Church of Conway, Arkansas, strives to provide food and financial relief to those persons who are in need.

“Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.” — Luke 3:11

Hours of Operation of the Food Pantry

Our food pantry is open each Thursday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Pantry distribution is in the Fellowship Hall. Individuals and households may receive food allocations every 30 days. Registration and photo identification are required.

Emergency Outreach Assistance

Although no cash is provided, limited financial support in the form of vouchers for gasoline may be provided depending upon the availability of funds.

Purpose and Administration

Our food and financial relief program is for persons unable to provide for themselves and their dependents in emergency situations. This assistance is extended at no charge to all persons on the basis of need alone under guidelines, subject to the approval of the Church Council, established by the Church and Society Committee of the First United Methodist Church of Conway.

Please forward questions, suggestions, or interest in service to church staff liaison Kisha Bumpers, who will refer inquiries to the team of Pantry Coordinators who administrate manpower, inventory/shopping, and recordkeeping/reports.

We Welcome Your Support

Church and community volunteers make the Food Pantry project possible. Contact Kisha Bumpers or sign up at the hospitality desk to become involved as a stocker, sacker, or pantry-day receptionist. Donations of non-perishable food items are gathered in large, labeled plastic tubs located by worship entrances and the hospitality area. All financial contributions are also welcome: please identify in an envelope or on the memo line of a check as “Food Pantry” or emergency “Outreach” in care of Laura Bounds, Financial Assistant of Conway First United Methodist Church. The Food Pantry is affiliated with the Arkansas Rice Depot, the Arkansas Foodbank, and the Conway Benevolence Group.

Amazing Grace Cafe

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.” — Matthew 25:35

On alternating Thursday nights, First United Methodist Church (1610 Prince St.) and First Presbyterian Church (2400 Prince St.) are offering hot meals free of charge. If you are hungry and in need of a FREE HOT MEAL, please join us every other Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Please accept this blessing from all of us at:

First United Methodist Church
1610 Prince Street
Conway, AR 72034
Phone (501) 329-3801

Be present at our table Lord,
Be here and everywhere adored,
Thou mercies give,
And grant that we may feast in fellowship with thee.
–John Wesley, founder of Methodism

La Primera Iglesia Metodista Unida
Calle Prince 1610
Conway, AR 72034
Teléfono (501) 329-3801

Está presente en nuestra mesa, Señor:
Está aquí y en todo el mundo, adorado;
A estas misericordias bendice
Que comamos en comunidad contigo.
–Juan Wesley, el fundador de Metodismo