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.
This post was orignally published in the February 2023 of the Lighted Cross. Please use the links below to view the full newsletter.