Oakland Sidney United Methodist Church
Sunday, August 19, 2018

Food Pantry

The Oakland Ministerial Association and the Town of Oakland support this food bank which is located in the ell at the back of the parsonage.  The Food Pantry is open every Thursday from 4-6 P M. 

 If anyone has a fan that they are not using, the Food Pantry would love to have it.  If you could bring it to church Sunday, that would be terrific!  Thanks, Clara

 

 If anyone would like to donate the Food Pantry we could use:

Pancake syrup, oil, white rice, sugar, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, soup

Any donations are appreciated!!!!

Shoppers generally DO NOT like Whole Wheat products

           "Food Pantry Sunday" 

 

The first Sunday of each month is designated as "Food Pantry Sunday."  While you are shopping for the big game, perhaps you could pick up a few extras for our neighbors in need.                         

 I love the State Farm commercial with singer Earl Beal singing "Don't you forget about me," that shows a large group gathered at a soup kitchen for the holidays and then shifts to normal days with less people...still hungry and still in need. 

 

OAKLAND COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY

 is located on--20 West School Street at the rear of the Parsonage of the Methodist Church.

     The Oakland Food Pantry welcomes eligible residents of Oakland and provides them with food and necessary personal items to help support them with adequate nutrition and basic hygiene in their homes.

     Strict confidentiality will be maintained with respect to all information obtained by volunteers concerning the organization and the families we serve.

     In every instance, clients will be addressed and served with courtesy and respect for their dignity.

     The Oakland Food Pantry is open to eligible community members for shopping each Thursday from 4 to 6 pm, with the exception of Holidays falling on a Thursday.

Proof of Oakland residence is required by showing one of the following:

           A Maine Care Card

           Current CMP Bill or a Phone Bill

           A copy of your lease

           Any current bill with your name and address.

     If you do not have any of the above ID, you may go to the  OAKLAND TOWN OFFICE and get a note stating you are a resident of OAKLAND.

A drivers license may not be used for identification.

     A client will be eligible to shop  at the Pantry providing their income falls with in the Federal Income Guidelines.

     For the fiscal year of June 2016 thru July 2017 the Oakland Food Pantry served 157 families.   

 

 Sun.  2/4          "Food Pantry Sunday"  The first Sunday of each month is designated as "Food Pantry Sunday."                                     While you are shopping for the big game, perhaps you could pick up a few extras for our                                               neighbors in need.                           I love the State Farm commercial with singer Earl Beal singing "Don't you forget about me," that                               shows a large group gathered at a soup kitchen for the holidays and then shifts to normal days                                   with less people...still hungry and still in need.