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SAMARITAN MINISTRIES

Helping those in need.

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HOURS

Food Pantry - Temporarily Closed

Micropantry available 24/7

You may contact the Social Service desk by email for help with transportation, birth certificates, ID's and referrals. 

fpcsocialservice@gmail.com 

COVID19 Update

For the health and safety of our clients and staff during this pandemic

our Samaritan Ministries Food Pantry will be temporarily closed.  

Finding Ways to Serve in a Pandemic

What a privilege it is for First Presbyterian and its Samaritan Ministries to be a part of the micro-pantry movement in Springfield.  Samaritan Ministries, consisting of the Food Pantry, Social Services Desk, and the Compassion Care Fund observed the growing need for pantry services in Springfield.  In addition to our support of the 5th Street micropantry, the Samaritan Ministries Working Group* decided that a micro-pantry should be built and operated on church grounds.  Don Ecklund took on the project and constructed the wonderful cabinet we have today. 

Here are some ways you can help keep our new micro-pantry full.

  • You may put non-perishable food, hygiene items, or household items directly into the cabinet at ANY time. List of suggested items.

  • You may bring items with you to church when attending the Wednesday night worship or the Sunday morning onsite worship. You may place them directly into the cabinet or give them to an usher or staff member.

  • You may make a cash donation that will be used to purchase supplies for the micro-pantry.

How exciting it is to be part of a community effort that created pantries of every size, shape, and color around town with the credo “Take what you need; leave what you can.”   The First Presbyterian micro-pantry is one of the newest.  With your help it will do its part in the community effort to provide for neighbors. 

Thank you for your continuing support.

Samaritan Ministries Working Group

 

*The FPC Samaritan Ministries Working Group consists of representatives of all three ministries, the Deacons, and the Missions Committee.

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Making a Difference

Embracing our neighbors,

serving our local community

and reaching the global human family through service.