Members of SHUMC are serving their neighbors through several Feeding Ministries:
1) Northern Stokes Food Pantry in Francisco provides food for approximately 70 families every week. 7257 Highway 89 West in Francisco.
How can you help? Contact Joel Moorefield at (336) 593-3757 if you would be willing to help members of our United Methodist Mens group pick up food at the Second Harvest Food Bank in Winston-Salem and deliver it to the food pantry. Our pick-up day is the third Wednesday of each month – 8:00 a.m. – approx. 1:30 p.m. Help is also needed every Wednesday around 12:00 p.m. to unload the trucks that deliver food to the pantry.
If you are available between 8:30 and 5:00 on Thursdays help is needed distributing food to the families in need of this assistance. Please call (336) 351-3416 for further information.
The food pantry can purchase food for about 19 cents per pound, they appreciate donations of non perishable food items, but a monetary donation can go much farther. You can drop your donation by the church or place it in the collection plate on Sunday. Please make the check payable to: “Northern Stokes Food Pantry.”
2) East Stokes Outreach Ministry located in Walnut Cove provides food, clothing, etc. for individuals and families in need in eastern Stokes County. You can make donations (in good condition) of clothing, furniture, kitchen items, etc to the East Stokes Outreach Ministry Thrift Store. Money raised in the store is used to fund the food pantry.
Other sources of food assistance:
Meals on Wheels and Stokes County Senior Services make meals available through home delivery and provides lunch at several locations in the county. Please contact them at (336) 593-8156. They are also a source of wellness programs for senior citizens living in Stokes County.