Guidelines to Assist Church Food Pantries

by | Mar 16, 2020 | Billie's Blog

These times not only call for the best of our servant-hearts, but also for the best practices as we serve people in need.

What a blessing to know that so many United Methodist Churches either give product to their area food banks or have a food pantry on campus to help people who live in their neighborhoods. The following link provides guidelines from the Association of Arizona Food Banks, which we thought might be helpful to you http://www.azfoodbanks.org/index.php/covid-19. Should you have further questions, the Association of Arizona Food Banks has set up an email link for you: info@azfoodbanks.org.

Food Banks & COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Association of Arizona Food Banks

In light of the current COVID-19/coronavirus situation in the nation, you may have questions about what steps food programs can take and how operations at Arizona’s food banks, soup kitchens, pantries, and other hunger-relief agencies statewide may be impacted.

Additional information regarding school meals can be found at this link as well as best practices in general. Working together with our allied partners we can, and will, make a difference.

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Author: Billie K. Fidlin

Billie K. Fidlin is the Director of Outreach & Justice for the Desert Southwest Conference. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University and attended Claremont School of Theology for religious studies. Ms. Fidlin currently serves as the President of the Arizona Faith Network in her second term. She is President & Founder of Whisper n Thunder Inc., and sits on various boards including the Justa Center and the Phoenix Police Department's Faith Advisory Council. Her awards include the UM Foundation for Evangelism 2004 Distinguished Evangelist; 2016 Church Women United / United Nations Human Rights Award; 2018 Servant Leader Award AZ Faith Network; 2022 Southern Poverty Law Center Certificate of Recognition; and 2022-23 Class of Who's Who in America.
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