“people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
As Christians, we are called to feed the hungry. In Matthew 25, Christ told us that whenever we feed someone who is hungry, we feed him. We at Beavercreek take this seriously and make outreach to those in need a central part of our mission. Since 2010 BUCC has operated a food pantry, in partnership with the Oregon Food Bank (www.oregonfoodbank.org)
Unemployment, underemployment, stagnant wages, and the high cost of necessities like gas, lodging, utilities, and medical care force people to seek emergency food assistance. Many are still feeling the effects of the Great Recession, for though employment is up, dollars are still stretched. More people are visiting food pantries more often, meaning these are essential resources for our communities. The majority of food pantry recipients are families.
Food is provided by the Oregon Food Bank as well as donations from the community. We are able to provide canned goods, as well as cheese, eggs, and fresh produce to families seeking food assistance. We also provide personal hygiene items. We have also recently started a small lending library out of our food pantry. We have books for children and grown ups
The food pantry gratefully accepts both cash donations and food, as well as hygiene items (soap, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, etc).
Those who would like assistance from the BUCC Food pantry may call the Pantry Phone to make arrangements with a member of our Food Pantry team to meet for food boxes.