The Food Co-op provides true food security for people by providing food for families in need every two weeks. Contact Carol McEntyre, 246-4661 or use the form below.
A Co-op member goes to Second Harvest Food Bank and buy enough food for the families currently participating in the Co-op, with consideration for size and needs of the families. As the food is being bought and delivered to the church, the Co-op members begin to gather in Trentham Hall.
Participants pay a $3 membership fee and begin setting up boxes for the food to be divided into. When the truck arrives with the food, Co-op members unload it, then divide the food, depending on family size, into the boxes. After everything is divided, the Co-op meeting begins.
Attendance is taken and the floor is opened for prayer requests that members may want to express. Then a Co-op member offers a devotional, prayer, or song, depending on the gifts within the group. The Co-op meeting will sometimes include a program on a topic such as the pitfalls of pay-day lending or how to reduce utility bills. After the meeting, Co-op members take their food home.