2020 Zion Food Pantry
Registered food distribution takes place once a month; usually 12 months of the year. Distribution usually lasts 90 minutes. Must have ID to register.
Wednesday, Feb. 19th - Registration
Tuesday, Feb. 25th - Food Pick up
Wednesday, March 18th - Registration
Tuesday, March 24th - Food Pick up
Wednesday, April 15th - Registration
Tuesday, April 21st - Food Pick up
Wednesday, May 20th - Registration
Tuesday, May 26th - Food Pick up
Wednesday, June 17th - Registration
Tuesday, June 23rd - Food Pick up
For Those in Need
ZION FOOD PANTRY
People Helping People
During 2019 Zion Food Pantry distribution supplied close to 1200 individuals food from this ministry. These families include senior citizens, single parents, unemployed and numerous children. Most families are from Ferndale and other surrounding communities; but also come from the tri-county area.
Chairperson: Carol Wunderlich
Our partner affiliation with Gleaners Community Food Bank helps each month with the major provision of our food supplies at great cost savings. Business support includes Hollywood Market where we purchase grocery bags. In November 2019 the Food Pantry also received a generous donation from Meijer of $300 in a gift card used as partial grocery purchase). We also received a generous check from the Ferndale CWS/CROP walk.
Each month our Volunteers place food "orders", keeps inventory of the food products, picks up food orders from Gleaners, shops for additional food items @ Meijer, and sorts food. Volunteers register those requesting food assistance, document all necessary lists and reports, communicate with State and local agencies; also set up bags in the Fellowship Hall, pull food items for month from shelves, packs the groceries and helps distribute packed bags in the monthly distribution. It takes a Zion commitment and also friends to successfully accomplish this each month. We always welcome all volunteers to assist with this distribution which includes the carrying of filled grocery bags to the recipient's vehicles. Our monthly registrants truly appreciate all those who help out on distribution day to keep this ministry possible.
Zion Food Pantry is operational strictly from monetary contributions from the Zion congregation and occasional outside business and organizations donations. It is not a funded item included in the church budget. For decades Zion Food Pantry has been ministering their outreach to the local community surrounding Zion.
We provide "emergency" food assistance on a daily basis to those who call us or visit Zion's door and request food assistance. Requested need for food assistance has increased. Monetary donations submitted to Zion must be designated for "Food Pantry" use. Our main source of donations is from Zion congregation's generous support. Food item donations are also gratefully accepted. We are prayerful that 2020 will hold consistent support to fulfill this ministry.