Community Outreach

AUMC Food Pantry

The mission of the AUMC Food Pantry is to provide emergency assistance to hungry families in Lee County. By assisting families with additional food, we hope to help them expand their spending dollars for other needs. As well as providing food for their bodies, AUMC Food Pantry volunteers provide loving encouragement for their souls in the form of kind greetings, smiles, refreshments, and Christian literature.  To learn more, please contact Food Pantry coordinators Reeder Dulaney (rdulaney@knology.net) and Shirley Rose Glisson (sroseglisson@bellsouth.net). 

Third Sunday Collection

On the third Sunday of each month, the AUMC congregation brings food to donate to the Food Pantry.   This month, we are in need of child-friendly food such as peanut butter, jelly and canned fruits and vegetables.  When school is out for summer, children do not receive free or reduced lunches which creates a burden on the family to try to provide enough food for everyone.  You can help them make ends meet during the next few months by generously donating these staple items.

You may drop off donation items in the Food Pantry boxes located in each adult Sunday school classroom, Hamill Court and the Mathison Lobby.  Thank you for helping us stay well stocked to serve our clients!

Weekly Outreach

We invite you to come help us pack boxes of food each Thursday morning in the AUMC Annex or assist with clients on Friday mornings.  Serving and loving others is the greatest way to serve Christ, so we invite you to know the blessing of getting involved in this wonderful outreach.

Home Delivery Outreach

The Food Pantry frequently has clients referred to us who are unable to drive or do not have transportation to come to the AUMC Annex.  These clients are usually older with medical conditions such as diabetes, blindness, etc. and deserve our extra attention.  We need volunteers to deliver food to these local clients once a month.  If you are interested, please contact Peggy Todd at ernesttodd@charter.net

Returning Thanks

 "For the last 10 or 11 years, Frank Welch has arrived at the AUMC Food Pantry every Friday, sometimes Thursdays. The 55-year-old volunteer works his assignments diligently.  “Mainly I just aggravate people,” he says, jokingly.   The humor masks his painful journey from homeless to helpful. More than a decade ago, Frank found himself living in the back of his nephew's car. He came to the AUMC Food Pantry for assistance..."

 Read more about Frank and other Food Pantry recipients turned volunteers in AUMC's Together magazine