Welcome to Martha's Closet - Food Pantry

Mission Statement:

Recognizing that God has blessed us to be a blessing, Malaga United Methodist Church Food Pantry serves as a vehicle to share what God has showered on us with those in need in our community.  Emergency food is shared with love and respect to those who come for assistance.  It is our intention that they receive not only food for their physical hunger, but generous portions of kindness and grace to feed their spiritual and emotional hungers.  We believe the words of Jesus that this is one way we can respond directly to God's love for us: "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

Resources:

We routinely receive donations from our church members. We also have an ongoing campaign where we ask our members to bring supplies on each Communion Sunday, (the first Sunday of each Month.) Members from our sister church Porchtown Zion United Methodist Church collect and bring supplies to our Food Pantry. Porchtown operates a Clothing Closet the same Saturday and at the same time our Food Pantry is open, (the second Saturday of each Month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.) Citizens from around our community and surrounding area also drop of food supplies. From time to time the church Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will allocate funds to our Food Pantry Coordinators to purchase supplies from local supermarkets. Our coordinators purchase the food supplies most urgently needed.

Requirements:

Must be a local resident, a utility bill is sufficient to indicate residency.

Hours of Operation:

Second Saturday of each Month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Malaga United Methodist Church's food pantry is known as Martha's Closet named after our oldest member Mrs. Martha Langley. Martha has been a member since 1947. The food pantry serves our community on the second Saturday of every month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The pantry is located in the basement to the left at the foot of the stairs. Enter in the doors located between the sanctuary and the parsonage.


Donations of canned foods, cereal, boxed pasta, jelly, peanut butter, ketchup, mustard, bottled water etc. are welcomed.

URGENT REQUEST for DONATIONS:
Martha's Closet routinely serves fifty people/families each Saturday the pantry is open to the community. As a result supplies are very low. We are in urgent need of food or monetary donations in order to restock the shelves. Donations of food may be dropped off anytime at the Parsonage. If a monetary donation is the preferred method of donating please use the donate button located just below this message, follow the on screen prompts. A secure donation can be made thru PayPal. Please indicate that your gift is to be used for the food pantry. The staff will purchase the food that is in the highest demand and that best serves our visitors to the pantry. Thank you for any help you can provide.


Click here to Donate
Crystal Holland - Coordinator
Diane Senec - Coordinator
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Malaga United Methodist Church is proud to name our Food Pantry after Mrs. Martha Langley our oldest member. Martha has been dedicated to serving our Lord and our Church for over 70 years. Thank you Martha!
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