The Food Pantry


The Food Pantry

Food Pantry Hours:
Monday        1-5pm
Tuesday       1-7pm
Wednesday  9am-1pm
Thursday      9am-1pm
Saturday       9am-1pm

The CUMC Food Pantry uses over 3,000 paper grocery bags a month. We always need bags for our guests to carry their food. Would you be willing to hold a paper bag drive at your work, school or in your neighborhood?

The third Friday of every month, Gleaner's Food Pantry will bring their Mobile Food Pantry to CUMC to deliver  fresh produce, meat, and bakery goods to be distributed. This distribution does NOT count toward a family's monthly distributions!! 



The first Wednesday around 8:00am of each month the Food Pantry is receiving a large delivery of about 3 pallets of food from Gleaner's Food Bank. Each of these days the Food Pantry is in need of at least 4 volunteers to unload the truck (about 4 pallets of food) and stock the pantry shelves.


The CUMC Food Pantry is a food distribution ministry which provides food to residents of Hamilton County, serving an average of 375 families each month.


Any person in need will be helped. The only qualification is that you must be a resident of Hamilton County. Please bring a picture ID and copy of a utility bill. No financial questions are asked. Guests are limited to one visit per month.


Our Food Pantry is supported by donations of food and monetary gifts. Donations may be delivered any time and delivered directly to the Mission House. The delivery door is next to the garage door.

What you can do to help:

First we ask for prayers for those in need. Second, we ask for you to support this ministry by making a monetary donation, making a food donation or volunteering your time. Our Food Pantry needs approximately $10,000 per month to keep the shelves stocked. 

Items the Pantry Always Needs:

cereal, soup, paper products, personal products, peanut butter and crackers. Click here for a complete list of most-needed items.

 Weather- Related Closing

We follow the lead of Carmel- Clay Schools to determine weather related closings. If Carmel Clay Schools are closed then the CUMC Food Pantry is closed. If Carmel Clay Schools are on a two- hour delay, the Food Pantry will remain open.

Holidays- Closed
New Years Day, January 1, 2018
Martin Luther King Day, January 15, 2018
Memorial Day, May 28, 2018
Fourth of July, July 4, 2018
Labor Day, September 3, 2018
Kids Coats, November 3, 2018
Thanksgiving, November 22, 2018
Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018
Christmas Day, December 25, 2018