The food bank program provides boxes of food to our neighbors based on the size of the family. Click here to see our year-to-date results. We depend on donations of money and food from our member churches and individuals in our community, from various corporations in Marion County, from food drives in the schools, from the annual National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg, and from the United States Postal Service “Help Stamp Out Hunger” food drive each May.
The food bank is open from 10am until noon on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday of each week except for major holidays.
The food bank is an emergency food source for our neighbors.Â The chart above shows the most recent census of our client base.
One to three boxes of food and one or 2 jars of peanut butter are offered dependent upon family size.Â A family may receive help twelve Â times in a 12 month period.
What’s in a food box?
- 2 cans of condensed soup
- 2 cans of vegetables
- 1 can of chili or beef stew
- 1 can of tuna
- 1 can of spaghetti sauce
- 1 1lb box of spaghetti noodles
- 1 box cereal
- 1 box of mac and cheese
- 2 cans of pinto, northern, or kidney beans
- 1 package of cornbread mix
When available we include in each box a loaf of bread, and 2 personal or household items.Â Since we can only buy edible food items we depend upon donations of the following:
- bath soap
- laundry detergent
- dish detergent
- bathroom tissue
- paper towels
We also welcome donations of fresh vegetables from our local gardeners and farmers.