West Side UMC
Sunday, June 13, 2021


FOOD PANTRY: STP (Save The People)
The food pantry at West Side Methodist is open to the public Saturday from 9 to 12
If you are in need of assistance, call our office at the church, 973 398 0846, or stop at the church to speak with someone. Dick Hodson oversees the operation of the Food Pantry.
The food pantry cannot fund bills nor other financial needs but it can help by providing food.  West Side does have a fund to provide some assistance up to 100 or 150 dollars for those in need. Please contact Pastor Jeong about that fund. 
West Side does maintain a Thrift Shop on Sat morning from 9 to 12.
The food distributed by the church includes a box of non-perishable food (banana box), usually a few baked items (baked items courtesy of B.J.s) nd often small amounts of meat. 
In addition to the regular food distribution, major food distributions are made for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Work done in the food distribution, both the weekly food distribution and the major distributions, -- obtaining the food and boxes, mailing, sorting and storing, everything else required for this ministry,-- is performed by volunteers. The funding to do the work is supplied by the volunteers themselves.
The Food Pantry has served the community since the early 1970's. It was started out of concern for the needs of many in the Hopatcong area. It has served the community continuously since then. If you want to serve the community by being a volunteer at the major food distributions, call the church at 973 398 0846
We are a work in progress 
Through contributions to UMC, West Side supports the work of Methodist Global Ministries. See Links for more information about Global Ministries.  
Blessed so that we can be a blessing to others.