Christ Church, Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, February 14, 2016

Blessings Food Pantry

The Blessings Food Pantry provides food to families and individuals in need in Broward County. Located on our Pompano Beach campus, 210 NE Third St., Pompano Beach, the food pantry is open 9am-12noon, Monday-Thursday. Committed to helping all of those who come for assistance, clients are also referred to other agencies for goods and services, assisted in registering for benefits such as Food Stamps [the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)], and helped securing identification. 
Donate your bag credit: Until January 17, 2016, the Blessings Food Pantry is the chosen community recipient of shopping bag credits by Whole Foods Market in Pompano Beach. That means, if you take your own bags when you shop there, you'll be asked if you want to donate a 10-cent per bag credit to the store’s chosen non-profit organization, the Blessings Food Pantry, or to the Whole Planet Foundation. Help the hungry in our community and the environment too!
Throughout the year: Volunteers are needed for a variety of jobs—helping sign in guests at the pantry; helping distribute food to clients; organizing and stocking the pantry shelves; and helping to secure donations during food drives. Volunteers even organize food drives at their workplaces and organizations. For more information about serving, click here to contact Harry Markle, or call the pantry at 954.943.0404 x207.
Winn Dixie Food Drives:  Food drives are held at Winn Dixie stores on several Saturdays throughout the year, and volunteers are always needed. For more information, click here to contact food drive coordinator, Dick Francis. 
Drivers are needed to pick up food from grocery stores and retailers, often the same day they call to say they have food to donate. If you have an SUV, van or pick-up truck and a flexible schedule that allows you to pick up food and deliver it to the pantry on the same day, click here to contact Pery Canan. 

Donate food: Individuals may take donations to the pantry when it's open (9am-12noon, Monday through Thursday), or to the Fort Lauderdale church office, 4845 NE 25 Ave., Fort Lauderdale, during business hours, 8:30am-5pm. Click here for lists of critically needed and other items. 

Donate money:  The pantry is often able to purchase food in bulk, allowing more purchase opportunity. Make out a check to Christ Church and write "Blessings Food Pantry" in the memo line. 

The Blessiings Food Pantry recently became a member of Project Lifeline, a program of the United Way of Broward County. Project Lifeline provides a pallet of produce and canned goods twice a month.
Other supporters of the food pantry include:
Christ Church School
Winn Dixie Foundation
Whole Foods Markets 
The Fruitful Field
Zion Lutheran Christian School
Sunrise Middle School PTO
Kilwins of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
AAA office, Pompano Beach
This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
        Food drive volunteer team members                   Food drive donations ready to sort