Greenbank Church of Christ Food Pantry


Greenbank Church of Christ
Food Pantry
Two young people dreamed of feeding hungry people. For them, our member-stocked food closet to serve passersby wasn’t quite enough. So they decided to do more.
After painstaking research, training, set-up, and bulk food purchasing, the then-Cedars Food Pantry became a reality when our Thursday night pantry first opened in November 2012.
That first night, four people came to us for food. Four. Within just a few weeks, word spread. Members and clients handed out cards with our pantry hours and location. People told each other in apartment complexes, on the street, everywhere. Soon, the line began to form long before the pantry’s opening hour, wrapping around the building.
Now, more than 100 households come to us every week, representing 250-300 or more people who receive enough food to feed their household three meals a day for three days.
We need an army of volunteers, who welcome clients, make coffee, support registration, fill orders, and direct traffic. It is a fun and exhausting time. We are so grateful for our volunteers, from within and outside our church, and the businesses and other contributors who partner with us to help hundreds every week.
All because two young people did more than dream of feeding hungry people. They did it.
!!!Effective Immediately!!! 
In response to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, the pantry will be CLOSED until further notice.
We will post an update when we determine a date to resume our service.
For a list of food pantries that are open, dial 211 and ask for assistance.
We are deeply sorry for this inconvenience, and pray that God will bless you during this unprecedented time.

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Pantry Acceptable IDs – English and Spanish

Pantry Discrimination Disclaimer

The Greenbank church of Christ Food Pantry is operated in accordance with the US Department of Agriculture and Delaware Health and Human Services policy, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.