What We Do
Pastor’s Pantry is a nonprofit food pantry that targets senior hunger. Our main focus is seniors (age 60-plus) in financial crisis in Davidson County, North Carolina. We provide groceries for seniors in need once per month, and we also provide emergency food to individuals of all ages. Most seniors receive 7-10 plastic grocery bags of food each month, which generally lasts about 20 days. Many of these seniors live with younger relatives in their households, so the number of people we serve is greater than the number of seniors who apply for help. We also assist folks of all ages who come to our door in need of emergency food.
Pastor’s Pantry currently helps more than 1,087 individuals in 581 households in Davidson County. The food is offered at no cost to the recipient.
Where the Food Comes From
The groceries come from donations from individuals, groups, churches, and organizations who host food drives and collect food for us, as well as from daily salvage contributions from Food Lion and Wal-Mart. The remaining food we need to fulfill requests comes from Second Harvest Food Bank in Winston-Salem through a shared maintenance program where $1 will secure $12 worth of food, and from Lexington grocer Conrad & Hinkle and other sources at the best prices we can find. Farmers who participate in the Farmer’s Market at the Depot and local gardeners supply us with produce, as it is available.
We are funded by United Way, churches, local businesses, other groups and organizations, individuals, grants, and fundraising activities.
How to Contact Us
Pastor’s Pantry is located at 307 North State Street, Lexington, NC. The mailing address is P.O. Box 2051, Lexington, NC 27293. The telephone number is 336-249-8824. The general email address is email@example.com. Donation may be made by mail, in person, or by phone. We can accept cash, checks, or credit cards in the office.
Bill Keesler, Executive Director
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Diane Craver, Marketing Coordinator
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Sandra Wilson, Financial Assistant
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Phil Mickey, Pantry Coordinator
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Jim Deal, Pantry Assistant
Ricky Loflin, Pantry Helper
We are also blessed with a wonderful team of 100-plus volunteers!
Our Board of Directors
Jeff Garrett, President
Amy Leonard, Vice President
Dwight L. Hedrick Jr., Secretary
Joe Craver, Treasurer