Project FEED

Project FEED is a food pantry which resides in the basement of Woodfords UCC Church. Clients get emergency food every two months once they have a referral from a social service agency. The pantry is open every afternoon from 1 p. m. to 3 p. m.

 

Members of our church bring non-perishable food each week and place it in the red cart in the foyer, provided by Hilda and Don Nicoll, long time supporters of the pantry. Many of our members work at the pantry: managing the food and volunteer operations, delivering the food, restocking the shelves, working in the afternoons serving the clients, buying food and supplies for the pantry and serving on the Board.

 

An average week sees over 45 clients with family sizes from 1 - 8 come to the pantry. Most of our clients know to bring their own bags. If for some reason they do not have one with them, we will give them one, if we have some on hand, so donations of bags are welcome, too.

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Volunteers are always welcome.

Monday morning we restock the pantry from 8:30 to 10.

Every afternoon (except holidays) from 1 to 3 volunteers work with clients to obtain their food. Training is needed for this opportunity, which is done twice a month by each volunteer.

Periodically food needs to be picked up at various locations in town and taken to the pantry for sorting and storage. Strong backs are an asset.

Financial contributions, as well as reusable bags and food, are always welcomed. For more information on how you can participate, please contact the pantry or visit Project FEED's website.