New Hope United Methodist Church


The Food Pantry Ministry Team includes members of New Hope UM Church
and members of Durants Neck Ruritan Club.


Help feed the hungry and make a difference by filling the New Hope United Methodist Church food pantry bins and shelves. We need nutritious, non–perishable foods. Please ensure that all donations are nonperishable, do not require refrigeration, and have not expired. Also, we cannot accept any glass items. Listed below are the most needed foods and items:

Canned Beans/Chili


Canned Fruit/Fruit Cups

Dried Beans

Canned Meals

Juice/Juice Boxes

Canned Ravioli


Canned Soup

Pasta Sauce

Canned Stews

Peanut Butter

Canned Tuna

Protein Bars

Canned Vegetables



Toilet Paper

Cereal Bars

Water in Plastic Bottles

The donation bin is located in the narthex at church. The New Hope UM Church Food Pantry is open the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

A big thank you goes out to all our mission sponsors and supporters:
  • The Bank of Currituck, 250 Caratoke Hwy., Moyock, NC

  • Durants Neck Ruritan, 2151 New Hope Rd., Hertford, NC

  • Erps Truck Stop, 660 Old US 17, Elizabeth City, NC

Food Pantry: Doing The Right Thing

Submitted by Yvonne Chambers

The Food Pantry had its first distribution on Aug. 27, 2008. There were 15 families & 33 individuals served. By December 2008, the distribution increased to 52 families and 131 individuals. The average distribution since then has been between 48-54 families and 100-125 individuals. There are 22-26 volunteers that assist every month in the distribution. The volunteers are not only from our church, but from the Ruritan Club and other people in the community that want to help. There have also been several people who received assistance from the Food Pantry that volunteered to help with distribution of the food in the months following the assistance they had received. The distribution is on the 3rd Tues. of each month from 3-5 p.m.

By receiving donations of food and money from the church, Ruritans, the Vacation Bible School and others in the community we have also been able to serve people during the month that are in need of additional assistance.

This is an excellent program that God has entrusted to us at New Hope UMC. Recently a recipient of the food said with tears in her eyes, "Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you, I didn't have any food at home." What an awesome testament of our service to the Lord. You know you're doing the right thing!


The New Hope Food Pantry Ministry is committed to helping alleviate hunger in New Hope, NC. In addition to visiting the New Hope United Methodist Church Food Pantry here are some other links and information that may help.

Using food stamps can help you fill your grocery bag. It’s easy to find out if you’re eligible for the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP (formerly food stamps) and to apply. Learn how to access your SNAP benefits: Several States allow you to Apply Online. North Carolina does not allow on–line applications. You may access a paper application at SNAP prescreening and application link page.

Other Resources:
  • Local SNAP Offices
  • Nutritious Recipes
  • Perquimans County Department of Social Services offers services that address issues of poverty, family violence and exploitation. County Departments provide citizens with resources and services to maximize their well–being and self–determination. Their function is to help prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable citizens: the poor, the children, the aged, the disabled and the sick, as well as promote self–sufficiency for individuals and families.
Meal Programs for Children

School–aged children are among those in America most–severely affected by hunger. But there are ways to ensure your children are getting the nutrition they need even when times are tight.

Disaster Assistance

When natural disaster strikes, Americans who were living on the brink of poverty face monumental struggles as they attempt to rebuild their lives.

New Hope United Methodist Church Food Pantry is an affiliate of Food Bank of the Albemarle and Feeding America. If you would like additional information on the Food Pantry contact the Coordinator at 252–264–4535.

Gleaning Local Fields to help Feed the Hungry


Early on Saturday morning June 16, 2012, twenty-three gleaning volunteers of all ages arrived at the Parker Farm, located in northwestern Pasquotank County, to glean over 1,000 pounds of potatoes. The volunteers were organized by Walker Rayburn a volunteer gleaning coordinator from the Society of St. Andrew.
Read More About The Gleaners From New Hope UMC >>

So Shall You Reap

Gleaning 2011

Early on Saturday morning October 8, 2011, 17 gleaning volunteers of all ages from New Hope United Methodist Church arrived in a farmer’s field, located in Chowan County, to glean sweet potatoes for those in need. Read More >>

Gleaning Local Fields To Help feed The Hungry

Gleaning 2011

On Saturday, June 18, 2011, twelve folks from New Hope United Methodist Church helped glean 2,600 pounds of potatoes from a local farmer's field in northwestern Pasquotank County. Read More >>


Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ who will be in service to the needs of people in the
community of New Hope and beyond.
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