The Heavenly Food Pantry at First Congregational Church has been providing food support to our neighbors since 1998. Starting with several generous cash donations and a used freezer, this wonderful ministry went from serving ten to twelve families each month to feeding around 90 families each month, which amounts to approximately 80,000 pounds of food being distributed annually! Staffed completely by volunteers from the church, community, and civic organizations like the Essex Rotary, food and monetary donations have allowed an ever increasing distribution of food to the people who worry about food insecurity. Supported by these local food and monetary donations, Vermont Foodbank, the local Hannaford grocery store, and several food drives throughout the year, each family visiting the pantry is able to leave with an average of over 80 pounds of food. Celebrating over twenty-five years of dedicated service, the Heavenly Food Pantry continues to be committed to serving the Essex community.
The Heavenly Food Pantry is open two days per month. At this time, the Food Pantry is relaxing the rule on 1 visit per month to the pantry. Residents of Essex Junction, Essex Town, and Westford are welcome to attend each time the pantry is open to select food and essential items for their families.
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