Recognizing that God has blessed us to be a blessing, the New Baptist Church Food Pantry serves as a vehicle to share the overwhelming abundance God has showered on us with those in need in our community. Emergency food and clothing are shared with love and respect to those who come for assistance. It is our intention that they receive not only food for their physical hunger and clothing for their external covering, but generous portions of kindness and grace to feed and cover their spiritual and emotional hungers. We believe the words of Jesus that this is one way we can respond directly to God's love for us: "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in." Matthew 25:35
Hours of Operation
Tuesdays from 10am to 4pm
Referrals - Who Do We Serve
Information and Referral Agency Referrals - Commonly known as I & R, the Information & Referral Agency located on the third floor of the downtown Cabell County Public Library, serves as a screening agency for our regular participants in the Food Pantry. They provide families and individuals with a voucher which they bring to us.
Emergency Assistance - Families within our church who are in need are provided food at their request. Families outside our church are provided assistance the first time and then they are advised to visit I & R for a voucher so that they may receive a full order of food.
USDA Donated Foods Assistance - USDA Donated Foods (Commodities) are provided to any person who expresses their need for food. This is a new guideline issued through The Emergency Food Assistance Program and the United States Department of Agriculture based on the "self declaration" clause - meaning you take their word for it. The purpose of this new guideline is to prevent those who are homeless or unemployed from going hungry.
Sources of Funding & Foods
Our Food Pantry receives food and funding from a number of sources:
Designated funds received in offerings to the church
Budgeted funds allocated in the church budget
Funds from outside donations
Foods purchased from local markets
Foods purchased from the Huntington Area Food Bank