Christ Church, Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Blessings Food Pantry

The Blessings Food Pantry provides food to families and individuals in need in Broward County from the Christ Church campus, 210 NE Third St., Pompano Beach. The food pantry also refers clients to other agencies for goods and services, helps them sign up for benefits such as Food Stamps [the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)], and helps them secure identification.  
 
The pantry, a ministry of Christ Church, is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings each week during the summer, from 9am to 12noon. It is committed to helping families and individuals work toward becoming self sufficient. 
 
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP
 
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, contact Harry Markle at 954.943.0404 x207 or by email.
 
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, contact food drive coordinator Dick Francis by email.
 
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, contact Harry Markle at 954.943.0404 x207 or by email
 
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Donate food: Individuals may take donations to the pantry when it's open or to the 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: Make out a check to Christ Church and write Blessings Food Pantry in the memo line. 
 
HOW OTHERS HAVE HELPED 
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:
Winn Dixie Foundation
Whole Foods Markets in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Plantation and Pembroke Pines, which donated proceeds of its Grab & Give campaign in December. 
The Spice Quarter
The Fruitful Field
Zion Lutheran Christian School
Sunrise Middle School PTO
Kilwins of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
AAA office, Pompano Beach
 
 
        Food drive volunteer team members                   Food drive donations ready to sort
 
 
  
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.)