Adair-Casey United Methodist Church Pastor Melodee Carstens reports the Adair-Casey Food Pantry gave out Thanksgiving dinners to 32 households on Sat., Nov. 23rd. That’s in addition to their usual offering of bi-weekly items. Each holiday dinner included ham, fresh potatoes and homemade pumpkin pies.
Volunteers with the Adair-Casey Food Pantry.
The A-C Food Pantry, housed in the Casey United Methodist Church, was established in May of this year by the Adair and Casey United Methodist Churches as well as other interested individuals, organizations, and businesses. Since mid-June of this year, the A-C Food Pantry has served 47 families with a total of 123 individuals.
Last week the A-C Food Pantry received word from the Food Bank of Iowa that it has been approved to be a partnering agency with them. This partnership will allow the A-C Food Pantry to purchase food from the Food Bank of Iowa at a discounted price enabling them to serve more people with a greater variety of items.
The pantry was also notified last week that it has been awarded $1,500.00 from the Southwest District of the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church 2014 Matthew 25 Grant. These monies will be used to help purchase needed supplies and food for the pantry. Anyone who lives within the Adair-Casey School District is eligible to receive items from the pantry.
The Pantry is open the second Wednesday and fourth Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. If you would like more information as to how you might become a donor or a recipient of the A-C Food Pantry, you may contact Peg Snyder at 641-746-3319.