BREAD OF LIFE FOOD PANTRY
Inspired by a Daily Gazette article highlighting the high rate of students receiving free or reduced lunches in the Mohonasen School District (currently 34%), Messiah opened our Bread of Life Food Pantry two years ago on October 4th, 2015. The food pantry now operates twice a month by appointment, currently on the third Monday of the month during the day and the fourth Monday of the month in the evening. We currently serve roughly 130 meals a month and hope to eventually operate on a weekly basis. Initial plans to improve our facilities to provide additional skills building services like cooking classes or public speaking classes for our guests are also in the works.
If you would like to set up an appointment or wish to receive more information, please call our office number at 518-355-2311, leave your name and the best phone number to contact you, and we will forward your information to our food pantry coordinator as soon as we can.
The Bread of Life Food Pantry operates on a choice model where guests are invited to fill out a form regarding what food items they'd like to to take home. Our friendly volunteers will then fill the order while guests wait in our comfortable narthex. Games and books are available for guests who are waiting with children.
If you are having a food emergency and are in immediate need of food, please check out the Little Free Pantry at Bellevue Reformed Church located at 2000 Broadway, Schenectady, NY 12306.
For a list of other nearby food pantries and locations that offer free meals, please click here.
If you would like to donate to our food pantry, listed below are items that are given to our clients most often. These items can all be found at Save a Lot, Dollar Tree, or Price Rite.