WINNSBORO — Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church, which was organized in 1879 and has been a continued service to the Greenbrier community, hosted its first mobile food pantry on Tuesday in partnership with Harvest Hope Food Bank.
The mobile pantry is a program sponsored by Harvest Hope Food Bank that transports food and other items to people living in rural communities in South Carolina.
The mobile pantry program serves those who might not have transportation to travel to Harvest Hope emergency food pantries.
Ebenezer completed the requirements for the program and was able to provide food for the families in the Fairfield County area at no cost to the families. The mobile food pantry will deliver food to the church once a month, and families pick up their box and other items on site during the selected day.
“This program is a great way to serve the community and give back to those who are need,” said the Rev. Theodore Green, pastor of Ebenezer. “We hope to be able to serve more families in the coming months.”
This was also an opportunity to allow church members time to volunteer and give a little time to the community.
“It made me feel good to help with the food bank and the look on the faces as the people received their boxes touched my heart,” said Frankie M. Johnson. Johnson has served as a Steward at the church for many years.
The church served 30 families on Tuesday, which included 75 individuals. Applications for additional families are still being accepted.
All applications are subject to approval based on guidelines set by Harvest Hope Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry.
For more information about the mobile food pantry at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, contact Shamieka B. Johnson Sims, local coordinator, at 803-718-7565.