The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry of Messiah Lutheran Church in Valdosta is open! We work to provide food assistance to individuals and families in the local area. The food is purchased through the regional food bank or donated by members of the congregation. Members of Messiah donate their time to shop, organize and store the food, pack bags, and staff the pantry.
We are able to utilize our Pine Tree House for the food pantry. Before it could open, some updates, including making it handicapped accessible, needed to be done to the house. Thankfully, that was all accomplished. We are still working with the city to have permanent signs installed, but have temporary ones for now.
We are very thankful that we are able to begin this outreach to our community, especially with the ongoing effects of Covid.