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February 2023 Food Pantry Update

Posted By Krstine Adams

Berwyn UMC’s food pantry is open and running strong. The Pantry is open Tuesdays and Thursdays for members of our community to come and “shop” from our pantry room. All the items in the Pantry are donated by others in our area. Individuals can select their own food based on their individual needs. To preserve dignity and privacy, only two people can shop at a time, with a volunteer in the room to help if needed. We are encouraging people to use reusable bags each week. The Pantry is open Tuesdays from 9 am to noon and Thursdays from 2 pm to 6 pm. We ask that each person fill out a slip of paper to let us know how many people are in their household so we can get an idea of how many we are helping. Berwyn is also helping Chester County Food Bank on the third Monday of every month by distributing a food box to the residents of Trinity House. Currently, we help about 45-48 people a month at Trinity House and about 20 people a week at our Pantry. We are fortunate and appreciative that our Food Panty was the recipient of T/E Middle School’s Food Drive last Fall. Food items can be placed in the large bin in the narthex of the Church. Each month there is a list of items the pantry is looking for. Check out The Lighted Cross and our Facebook and Instagram each month for current needs. For February, the pantry is collecting: Personal Hygiene, Pasta, and Sauce.

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Food Pantry Update

Posted By Claudia Genuardi

The Food Pantry has taken a big jump forward since we began. I want to offer my gratitude to all of the volunteers that are making it work so well. Many hours each week are going into this project which is serving our community.  Thank you to Carol Nelson, Veronica Mosely, Nancy Atchison, Patty Littlewood, Carol Williams, Jeff Barger, Marge Smink, Jeff Barger, Peggy Robinson, Susan and Vic Burriss and Pastor Kevin Rutledge. You have all lent a hand. On December 20th, T/E Middle School teachers arrived at BUMC to deliver some 1500 food items for our Food Pantry.  The food was collected during a school-wide food drive that benefited two local food pantries, including ours. Many thanks to the students, teachers, staff, parents and others who contributed their time and resources to provide this gift in support of our mission to serve our community.

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