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Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Little Church That Could

Food Pantry in Level Cross A Help To Families


    The Level Cross United Methodist Church, has a small congregation. What is not small is their dedication to help families in need. Since 2004,Susan and Larry Haver have headed up the food pantry at the church. This small church has donated 13,000 pounds of food in 2011 alone.

This ministry operates mainly on donations from the church membership,and on occasion they receive additional support from a few local businesses who just happen to know they have a food pantry. With unemployment being high, and people being out of work for extended periods of time, the ministry has been a lifesaver for families in need.

"We have served as many as 90 families before",says Larry Haver. Families receive a box of staples equally divided according to what they happen to have in the pantry. Donations are accepted on a weekly basis, and distributed the 2nd Saturday of each month at the church from 8AM-10AM.

The need is great, and the Level Cross congregation would welcome donations from businesses, and individuals, as the need far exceeds their means to meet them;however no one is ever turned away. I would urge everyone to pitch in and give a hand in this project. The church serves people from our area,but even some from other communities come looking for help, and they are helped, no one is turned away.

If you would like to help, give Larry or Susan a call at (336)498-4742. If you need some groceries to get you by, the Food Pantry is open the 2nd Saturday of the month from 8-10AM and the pantry is at the Level Cross United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 10462 Hwy 220 N. Randleman,NC 27317 in the Level Cross Community.

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