The Anson County-Eastern Union Missional 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.
Volunteers 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.