With the continued government shutdown, there are more than 800,000 employees not receiving a paycheck. As we are experiencing our longest shutdown, our community continues to suffer greatly! With no end in sight, we are asking for your help to donate to our food pantry. We are experiencing an increase in clients during this time. Each week, we will list the items of greatest in need. Thank for your continued prayers, donations, and support during this difficult time in our country!
... to the Reisterstown United Methodist Church Food Pantry!! We are a ministry of the Reisterstown United Methodist Church serving food to families in need. Our all-volunteer staff is ready to help you.
The RUMC Food Pantry is a partner with Maryland Food Bank and we work closely with the Community Crisis Center, Westminster Rescue Mission, and the Alpha Pregnancy Center. We operate solely by volunteers and via donations made to the Food Pantry. We are always looking for new partners.
The RUMC Food Pantry serves the residents of Reisterstown, Owings Mills, Glyndon and Finksburg. If you live in those communities then you are welcome to stop by once a month for a free bag of food. Please note that ID is required to show residence in these areas. We also have a "swap shop" that makes clothing and other donated items available if you have a need.
In addition, the first Saturday of every month we hold a Community Kitchen. Please stop in with your family for a free hot meal.
Hours We Are Open
We are open:
Wednesday nights from 6 pm to 8 pm
Saturday mornings from 9 am to 11 am
We are located in the basement of the Dale Chambers Community Center located at 308 Main Street in Reisterstown. Please come around back and take the ramp down by the brick wall.
There's limited parking behind the Food Pantry so if the lot is full, please use the main lot behind the church.
The Food Pantry is always in need of additional help as the need for food in our community continues to grow. We welcome connections with local businesses through food drives, financial donations, and volunteers.
We are always looking for donations of the following items:
|Cereal and oatmeal||Canned vegetables|
|Canned fruit and applesauce||Spaghetti and sauce|
|Macaroni and cheese||Soup and crackers|
|Peanut butter and jelly||Tuna and canned salmon|
|Rice and mashed potatoes||Mayonnaise, ketchup, vegetable oil|
|toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo||laundry detergent, liquid dish soap|
The Food Pantry can always use plastic grocery bags as well. You can drop off your empty bags where you drop off your food donations.
Please contact the church office at 410-833-5440 if you would like to help with a food drive or to volunteer.
Financial donations are always welcome too. You can donate securely online by clicking here. Praise God and thank you for your support!
We would like to give special thanks to these organizations
Martin J. Smith foundation
Jeremy Adams Foundation
Dale Chambers Foundation
Northrop Grumman Corp
Consolidated Insurance Center