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Positive Change for the Chapel Pantry

The Chapel Pantry is a dynamic ministry that adapts to the needs of the community it serves. For the past seventeen months, the pantry has hosted a weekly drive-through pantry, as a way to safely give fresh and healthy food to our neighbors in need. We have served more than 80,000 individuals since the pandemic began.

After much planning, the Chapel Pantry is introducing a full client-choice, market-style food pantry and produce market. Guests may choose all their food, which promotes the health and dietary needs of our neighbors, as well as their personal food preferences.

Our 2021-2022 hours are:

Tuesdays 2-6 PM
Thursdays 2-6 PM
Saturdays 2-6 PM
Guests may visit the pantry once per calendar week. Guests are asked to park in the main parking lots and walk to the pantry or wait for pickup from our golf carts. Guests are asked to not arrive before 2 PM. All guests and volunteers are required to wear masks until further notice.
 

Chapel Pantry Ongoing Needs
  • We have been blessed with a wonderful group of more than 75 volunteers who help unload trucks, sort and stock food, interact with pantry guests, and drive our golf carts. We are always in need of more help. You may sign up to volunteer by following this link: https://signup.com/go/OnvGBrb or email Pantry Director, Kay O’Reilly at koreilly@easternshorechapel.org.
  • Donations of non-perishable food, paper and plastic grocery bags, reusable bags, and empty egg cartons are always needed.
  • Monetary donations are of critical importance to this ministry. Online donations can be made through Push Pay on this website.

 

Our Vision

The Chapel Pantry wishes to be a welcoming refuge to people seeking food assistance. Our motto is “Good Food and a Warm Welcome.”

Our Mission

Motivated by Christ’s love, the Chapel Pantry strengthens the community by serving our neighbors in need. We do this by providing food assistance with compassion, respect and hospitality to all.

Our Values
  • Hospitality – We will treat all pantry visitors with courtesy and respect, embodying the ministry of hospitality.
  • Nutrition – We will provide nutritious food to our neighbors in need to the best of our abilities.
  • Integrity – We will be honest and fair in our interactions with others.
  • Stewardship – We will use the resources given us wisely, with accountability to our church and our parishioners.