Location: NHUMC Ministry Center | 4306 Naco Pass, 78217 |
Phone: 210-236-6816 |
Hours: Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Northern Hills UMC operates an emergency food pantry, at the Ministry Center, which is open every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Our food pantry serves people that live in nine different zip codes around our church and Ministry Center. Recipients who qualify can visit the pantry once a month, not to exceed six times a year, and typically receive 4 to 6 bags of food, depending on the size of their family. The pantry provides food staples such as rice, beans, macaroni and cheese, tuna, juice, peanut butter and jelly, canned and frozen vegetables, canned fruit, cereal, soup, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, crackers, sugar and meat and fresh produce when available. We also have baby diapers and occasionally even baby formula.
The Northern Hills food pantry is operated in conjunction with the San Antonio Food Bank from which the majority of our food inventory is purchased at a minimal cost. The SAFB calculates our food purchases in pounds.
The pantry is also supported by donations from our congregation and several Sunday School classes. Fishes & Loaves food drives are conducted regularly throughout the year.
The NHUMC Food Pantry serves an average of 110 families a month or approximately 425 individual family members.
The NHUMC Food Pantry is led by Leticia Rodriguez. It is located at the Ministry Center. Volunteers work in shifts in the pantry logging in clients and distributing groceries. We have drivers who volunteer to pick up our orders at the San Antonio Food Bank on the second and fourth Friday of each month.
If you are interested in volunteering to work in the food pantry or if you have a truck and would like to be a driver who picks up our orders fill out the form below.