First Baptist Greenville has a long history of supporting our neighbors in need by collecting canned fruit for the United Ministries Food Pantry. We have a wonderful team of volunteers who gather fruit donations each month and deliver them to United Ministries on behalf of our congregation.

As we have done each September for several years, we will be collecting canned fruit throughout the month as our September Missions Focus. Fruit is one of the most requested items from the pantry, and pop-tops and fruit cups are preferred. Please help us make a big impact by bringing your canned fruit donations any time during the month to our drop-off locations on campus: Front Desk, Fellowship Hall Lobby, or AYMC Lobby. (Please make sure items have not reached their expiration date.) You may also order and ship directly to the Food Pantry by shopping from the United Ministries Amazon Wish List! At the end of the month, our Children on Mission attendees will count all the fruit we have collected and load the cans into trucks to be delivered to United Ministries.

Thank you all for your continued generosity in providing canned fruit for the United Ministries Food Pantry! The pantry—one of many crisis assistance programs offered by United Ministries—uses a client-choice model which allows families to choose the food items that fit their needs. In 2022, the Food Pantry provided food to 1,171 families. For more information about the impact this organization is making in our community, visit their website.

—Catherine “Clay” Gilbert
Missions & Affiliations Committee

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