HELPING TO ALLEVIATE HUNGER IN NEW HOPE, NORTH CAROLINA
The Food Pantry Ministry Team includes members of New Hope UM Church
and members of Durants Neck Ruritan Club.
NEW HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FOOD PANTRY
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 Fruit/Fruit Cups
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
Meal Programs for Children
Local SNAP Offices
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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On Saturday, June 18, 2011, twelve folks from New Hope United Methodist Church helped glean
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