Food Pantry

Food PantryOcean View’s Food Pantry is available to anyone in need. The purpose of the Food Pantry is to provide “short-term” food aid to persons in need in our community. Distribution is made during normal church business hours, which are Monday-Friday 9:00 am – Noon.

Whom do we help?

Anyone in our area who comes to the Food Pantry for the first time with proper identification will be given food. Food distribution to an individual or family is limited to no more than once a month. When long-term assistance is necessary, we provide information regarding aid from the Interchurch Fellowship Food Pantry.

What are the Food Pantry’s resources?

Our biggest resource is from our church members.

How can you help?

The need for this program is very great

Pantry Needs“Food Pantry Sunday” is held the third Sunday of each month, when our members bring food pantry items and leave at the altar.

You can bring your food pantry items to the church office anytime Monday-Friday 9:00 am – Noon.

The food pantry is always in need of the following items: – peanut butter, complete meals, soups, potatoes, fruit, cereal, tea, dry milk, jello, spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, crackers, 1 lb. bags of rice, dried beans, toilet paper, canned meats, jelly, vegetables, etc. (Please keep in mind that the size of the products brought in should be standard. Gallon cans or larger packages of goods are not practical for our distribution)

An updated listing of items needed is posted on the door of the Food Pantry for anyone needing a “shopping list” as well as viewing the current food pantry shopping list

With your help, the Food Pantry can maintain a desirable inventory of foods and continue to render a service necessary to our community.

A monetary gift to the Food Pantry is always appreciated. Make checks payable to Ocean View United Methodist Church, noting “Food Pantry” on the memo line. This money will be used to purchase items needed to help restock the food pantry.


For additional questions concerning food distribution please call the church office at 910-278-5973.