Welcome to Martha's Closet - Food Pantry
(Our Neighbors should never go Hungry)
Recognizing that God has blessed us to be a blessing, Malaga United Methodist Church Food Pantry serves as a vehicle to share what God has showered on us with those in need in our community. Emergency food is shared with love and respect to those who come for assistance. It is our intention that they receive not only food for their physical hunger, but generous portions of kindness and grace to feed their spiritual and emotional hungers. We believe the words of Jesus that this is one way we can respond directly to God's love for us: "For 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 in." Matthew 25:35
We routinely receive donations from our church members. We also have an ongoing campaign where we ask our members to bring supplies on each Communion Sunday, (the first Sunday of each Month.) Members from our sister church Porchtown Zion United Methodist Church as well as our friends at Plainville UMC collect and bring supplies to our Food Pantry. Porchtown operates a Clothing Closet the same Saturday and at the same time our Food Pantry is open, (the second Saturday of each Month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.) Citizens from around our community and surrounding area also drop off food supplies. From time to time the church Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will allocate funds to our Food Pantry Coordinators to purchase supplies from local supermarkets. Our coordinators purchase the food supplies most urgently needed.
Must be a local resident, a utility bill is sufficient to indicate residency.
Hours of Operation:
Second Saturday of each Month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Donations of canned foods (such as tuna), cereal, pasta sauce, jelly, peanut butter, ketchup, mustard, etc. are welcomed.