Perry Residents Only - Meeting Income Guidelines*** Posted March 31, 2020
Meat and Potatoe Pantry will be held Saturday, April 4th from 9 am to 11 am at Trinity UMC (3757 Lincoln Way E) with a drive up setup. There will be no entrance into the building. There will be no assitance for our walkers getting home. We will not be accepting donations onsite.
We have dramatically cut the number of volunteers Saturday to keep our number low for their health safety. Only volunteers who were personally contacted are asked to show.
Under the guidance of the Akron Canton Food Bank and the Stark County Health Department’s advice regarding COVID-19, we will be distributing food through a drive-up setup. We ask that the following instructions be STRICTLY adhered to:
•Do not arrive before 8:00 am. The parking lot will be barricaded.
•Under NO circumstances, exit your vehicle or open your car door.
•Volunteers will be lining cars up in the side parking lot across the street.
•You will check-in from your car window.
•Food will be placed in your trunk. Since you are unable to leave you vehicle, please have your trunk cleaned out the night before. If you don’t have a way for the trunk to be opened without leaving your vehicle, you many provide us with a second key to unlock it. Otherwise, the food box can be passed through the window.
Walkers: There will be a separate line in the front of the church for those of you who walk or ride the bus.
•Do not arrive before 8:00 am.
•We ask the you keep a 6 feet gap between you and the next person in line. Also, please keep your distance from the line of cars.
Overall, we are asking for your patience in following these instructions so we can continue providing food to our community. We want to protect the health of you and our volunteers.
Trinity houses the Food Pantry for Perry Helping Perry, a coalition of groups, businesses, and individuals that is committed to helping Perry Township residents who are in need. Our food pantry is open on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and currently assists 60 to 80 families each month.
Many opportunities exist for Trinity members and friends to volunteer at the food pantry. Could this be a ministry where you would like to be involved?
All around Perry Township, Perry Helping Perry is at work helping to meet the needs of our less fortunate Perry neighbors. Currently Perry Helping Perry offers a Cooking Club to teach basic cooking skills, a Homework Club for students, a Summer Lunch program, a Clothes Closet, a fall Backpack and School Supply program, a Bicycle program, Christmas Voucher Program, a Gardening program that grows fresh produce in the summer, and of course, the Food Pantry that is hosted here at Trinity.
If you would like more information on any of these programs, for assistance or to volunteer, you can visit the Perry Helping Perry Facebook page, visit their webpage, or you can contact them by email or by phone at 330-418-4148.