CONTINUING this year!
LATEST NEWS: The Liberty Community Pantry, hosted by Church Hill United Methodist, began in October of 2016, and we have had monthly distribution dates since then. We continue to have new families come each month to receive food.
WE WELCOMED 54 families to the Pantry to receive food on a bitterly cold day in January. We were able to arrange a waiting area inside where it was warm, offering coffee and hot chocolate to warm up our guests! Our volunteer groups continue to be amazing – we had special help from the staff of the Jewish Community Center as well as their usual group of volunteers, especially welcome because the schools were closed and we were missing our crew of high school and junior high students!
THANK YOU for your continued monetary donations that allow us to purchase food through Second Harvest Food Bank. Thank you for the collection of boxes, paper products, and miscellaneous food donations. All of this makes it possible for us to feed hungry people and “Share the love of Christ” with our community.
We are partnering with Liberty Local Schools, 614 Church, and Second Harvest Food Bank to provide food for those in need in Liberty Township.
Volunteers will be needed the first Friday of every month for the distribution between 10:00 am and Noon. Look for the volunteer flyer on the Outreach Tables in our lobby, or see Sharon Wathen for more information.
DONATIONS ARE NEEDED EACH MONTH to purchase food from Second Harvest Food Bank. Cash or checks payable to Church Hill UMC may be donated at any time through our offering, just mark “Community Pantry” on the description.
Our budget for food will be about $400 per month. Our goal is to provide 2-3 days of food for up to 90 families in our area each month.
Volunteers have been provided by Church Hill UMC, Liberty Local Schools including the Liberty High School, Guy Middle School, Administration office and the Board of Education, the Jewish Community Center, Temple El Emeth, the Youngstown Country Club, the employees of Holiday Inn in Boardman, the Liberty Historical Society, Friends of the Liberty Local Library and other individuals from the Liberty Community.
God has led us to this ministry, and what a great blessing it is for volunteers and participants! Thank you, thank you, and Praise the Lord!