Bay First UMC receives grant to expand feeding ministry

contributed by Rev. Pam Lamb-Lee, pastor at Bay United Methodist Church

Bay United Methodist Church recently received a grant from the Arkansas Hunger Alliance for $3,327.00 to go toward their “Enlarging our Territory” project.

The pastor and congregation are working very hard to enlarge their food pantry. Over the last year, the need has grown from serving 12 families to nearly 40. With these grant funds, the church will be able to purchase a commercial freezer to allow them to store meat, dairy, and frozen foods in addition to dry and canned foods. They will also be able to purchase thermal bags to deliver warm breakfasts to the elderly every month. All other funds will go toward shelves and paint to revive the older portion of the church and give it new life as it will allow those served to “shop” for their own choices rather than pre-packed assumptions. Everyone is excited and looking forward to working with the Hunger Alliance and the NEA Food Bank to bless our community.

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