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FOOD PANTRY

Every Wednesday First Baptist is filled with people from our community receiving food, diapers, paper products, hygiene supplies, and more at the Food Pantry. Too many people in our community must decide between food, diapers, health care, medications, winter heat, etc. First Baptist offers community services so our neighbors can meet these basic needs for themselves and their families.

The Food Pantry serves more than 75-90 homes a week. Last year more than $73,000 worth of goods were given by the Food Pantry. During the Christmas season we work together with the Toys-for-Tots program to offer Christmas gifts to families throughout the area. The Food Pantry has been meeting needs in our community and sharing God's love for twenty years.

Four volunteer teams work each week to make the Food Pantry possible. The first team picks up food from the Western Massachusetts Food Bank and grocery stores and transports the food to church. The second team picks up & sorts bottles at the landfill.  These are turned in for deposit to help fund the Food Pantry. The third team sorts the food into grocery bags. The fourth team distributes the food to people in our community.  

Throughout the years the Food Pantry has helped hundreds of people to enjoy healthy meals, provide for their children, and experience God's love. If you want to learn about volunteering of if you know someone who could benefit from the Food Pantry please contact the church office at 413-549-3596 or office@fbcamherst.org.

 Jesus said: “I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave
me something to drink.  I was a stranger and you invited me.  I needed clothes and you
 clothed me. I was sick and you looked after me. I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

~ Matthew 25:35-36 ~

First Baptist Church | 434 North Pleasant | Amherst, MA 01002 | 413-549-3596