The VFC Food Pantry was launched in December of 2009, and over 6,000 meals were distributed in 2015.
We started with only two shelves in the kitchen stocked by the contributions from church members. We now have expanded the Food Pantry into its own building, have obtained a freezer for meats and frozen food, and fill large shelves from top to bottom every week. We partner with Second Harvest of Thomasville (www.feedingsga.org) in order to purchase additional food at a greatly reduced rate. Books and teaching CD’s are also given out on a regular basis to those visiting the Food Pantry.
The VFC Food Pantry is open on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. We have a pastor on site to minister to those who request prayer or counseling. Volunteers serve on Thursdays and stock the pantry during the first part of the week.
In addition to the weekly food pantry, we also have the capability of hosting a Manna Drop. A Manna Drop is when a large truck from Second Harvest comes and drops off enough food to feed approximately 600 people (200 families) at one time. Recipients drive through our line and are hand-delivered large bags of food. Manna Drops are done as donations permit.
We Need Your Help
Contributions of food and money from the community are greatly appreciated! Each Manna Drop costs $500 and regular stocking of our pantry requires consistent giving to sustain.
If you wish to bring food items, please bring them on Thursdays between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm, or anytime the church or church office is open. To make a tax-deductible contribution to be used for the Food Pantry, please make a donation online by clicking on the “Online Giving” link at the top of our website. Contributions are given through PayPal and we accept any major credit card. If you would prefer to send a check, please send to our church office.