The Uwharrie District Missional Connection Network that includes Wingate UMC helps provide for a Mobile Food Pantry that feeds 250+ families with a couple boxes of groceries each month. This is possible through a partnership with churches of several denominations, the Anson Crisis Ministry, and volunteers who work the first Wednesday of each month.
The Food Pantry truck, from Second Harvest, costs $300 a month to supply and operate, for which our church only pays a $120 share each year. That is partially in thanks to an anonymous donor from Austin Grove Baptist Church who offered to completely pay 6 months worth of truck costs for 2015 and 2016.
People are needed to distribute food, register and visit with clients, and to assist through the lines as needed. If you can, bring plastic grocery bags or sturdy boxes, preferably with hand-holds. You should try to arrive by 9 am.
The 2017 calendar
April 5 – Morven UMC, 411 E Main St., Morven NC 28119
May 3 – Wingate UMC, 109 Hinson St., Wingate NC 28174
June 7 – Lillesville UMC, 310 E Wall St, Lillesville NC 28091
July 5 – Wingate UMC, 109 Hinson St., Wingate, NC
August 2 – Wingate Baptist, 109 W Elm St. Wingate NC 28174
Sept 5 – Mt. Beulah Baptist, 3373 Country Club Rd., Wadesboro NC 28170
Oct 4 – Peachland UMC, 19 Allen St., Peachland NC 28133
Nov 1 – Austin Grove Baptist, 5919 Austin Grove Church Rd., Marshville NC 28103
Dec 6 – Bethel Community Center, 5180 NC 742 Hwy S, Wadesboro NC 28170, across from the old schoolhouse
In case of rain, call Anson Crisis Assistance at 704-694-2445 to hear a recorded message about cancellations.
Flyers with the income guidelines for folks eligible for the distributions are available from Rev. Tracy Schumpert, Ervin Hamilton, or Susan Hendrix.