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.
 

The Greenbank Church of Christ Food Pantry operates every Thursday from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.

For anyone with proper identification (showing current residence in Delaware), we provide enough food for at least three meals a day for three days as part of The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) in our state.
 
Since our November 2012 inception, God has graciously enabled us to give out tens of thousands of meals.
Food Pantry Thursdays
6:00-7:00 PM
 
The schedule for:  JANUARY 2020
 
JAN 2 – last names beginning A-D
JAN 9 – last names beginning E-L
JAN 16 – last names beginning M-R
JAN 23 – last names beginning S-Z
JAN 30 – FIRST TIME CLIENTS ONLY

 

First time pantry clients may come any week. This is a courtesy extended to first-time patrons ONLY.

**For your own safely, please DO NOT come early to wait in line in bitterly COLD OR STORMY weather.  Come at 6:00 PM when the door opens. You will be served as long as you come in and get a number before 7:00, and wait to be called.
 
SEVERE WEATHER NOTICE: 
If the pantry will be CLOSED because of bad weather, we will post a notice on the WDEL website.  Click on the SnoWatch link. Otherwise, we will be OPEN.
 

Downloadable Document

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.