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Food Pantry

The CUMC Food Pantry uses over 1,000 paper grocery bags a month. We always need bags for our guests to carry their food. Would you be willing to hold a paper bag drive at your work, school or in your neighborhood? Here is a "kit" with instructions to help you be successful!

The third Friday of every month, Gleaner's Food Pantry will bring their Mobile Food Pantry to CUMC to deliver a fresh produce, meat, and bakery goods to be distributed. This distribution does NOT count toward a family's monthly distributions!! 

SIGN-UP HERE to Volunteer for Gleaner's Day!

Every Wednesday morning the Food Pantry is receiving a large delivery from Gleaner's Food Bank. Each of these days the Food Pantry is in need of 4 volunteers to unload the truck (about 4 pallets of food) and stock the pantry shelves.

SIGN-UP HERE to volunteer!

The CUMC Food Pantry is a food distribution ministry which provides food to residents of Hamilton County, serving an average of 300 families each month.

Qualifications: Any person in need will be helped. The only qualification is that you must be a resident of Hamilton County. Please bring a picture ID and proof of residency. No financial questions are asked. Guests are asked to limit their visits to once a month.

Hours the Food Pantry is open:




Donations: Our Food Pantry is supported by donations of food and monetary gifts. Donations may be delivered any time and delivered directly to the Mission House. The delivery door is next to the garage door.

What you can do to help:
First we ask for prayers for those in need. Second, we ask for you to support this ministry by making a monetary donation, making a food donation or volunteering your time. Our Food Pantry needs approximately $3000 per month to keep the shelves stocked. 

Items the Pantry Always Needs: cereal, juice, paper products, personal products, peanut butter and crackers. Click here for a complete list of most-needed items.

Each month we will focus on a special food item always in demand at our pantry. Please add an extra 3-4 of these to your donation each month:


Canned Fruit

JulyPeanut Butter and Jelly
February Mac & CheeseAugust Cereal
MarchCrackersSeptember Canned Soups 
AprilCanned Tuna/Chicken October Canned Tomatoes & Canned Beans 
MayCerealNovemberCanned Beef Stew



Weather- Related Closing

We follow the lead of Carmel- Clay Schools to determine weather related closings. If Carmel Clay Schools are closed then the CUMC Food Pantry is closed. If Carmel Clay Schools are on a two- hour delay, the Food Pantry will remain open.

Holidays- Closed

New Year Day, January 1, 2015

Martin Luther King Day, January 19, 2015

Memorial Day, May 25, 2015

Fourth of July, July 4, 2015

Labor Day, September 7, 2015

Kids Coats, November 7, 2015

Thanksgiving, November 26, 2015

Christmas Eve, December 24, 2015

Christmas Day, December 25, 2015