The Unionville Food Pantry is a community food pantry, located at the Unionville Methodist Church and run by Compassionate Ministries of the church. The pantry is supported by local churches, organizations and Freedom Schools. The food pantry is a community effort to feed and clothe those in need in New Sewickley Twp., Freedom, Rochester, and New Brighton areas.
The pantry is open the 2nd and 4th Tuesday's of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Those in immediate need of food can be served anytime. If you know of someone that needs help, or if you or your organization wishes to donate food or clothing to the pantry please call the Unionville Methodist Church at 724-843-0862, or Jo Shane at 724-846-5146.
The food pantry is always in need of the following items:
Cereal (any kind)
Shampoo and Conditioner
Additional items needed in January/February 2017 are:
- Canned fruit
- Apple Sauce
Donations to the food pantry or requests for assistance can also be made through the following supporting churches:
New Life Community Church - (724) 846-7552
Lighthouse Lutheran Church - (724) 898-4673
New Sewickley Presbyterian Church - (724) 846-5734
Oak Grove Lutheran Church - (724) 774-6410
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church - (724) 728-3881
St. John's United Evangelical Church (Burry's) - (724) 452-8138
Unionville United Methodist Church - (724) 843-0862
Big Knob Grange - 2016
Once again we thank the folks at the Big Knob Grange for their donations to the Unionville Food and Clothing Pantry. Donations this year were received from those who attended the 2016 Big Knob Fair in August, and auctions by Baxter Auctioneers LLC held monthly at the Grange. Just a small portion of the this years donations are pictured below.
Thanksgiving and Christmas - 2016
Oak Grove Lutheran Church and Unionville United Methodist Church provided groceries for the Thanksgiving Harvest Homes and helped fill the boxes. There were 63 families served for Thanksgiving.
Lighthouse Lutheran church provided a car load of groceries and six turkeys. Mary Lou Steinbach also provided six turkeys for distribution. Gift cards were also provided by several individuals.
The Christmas distribution served 66 families and 73 children. The children each received toys and and clothes as well as a tooth brush, tooth paste, soap, shampoo and conditioner. The older children also received deodorant. Gifts were provided by Unionville UMC and Oak Grove Lutheran Church and the Christmas ditty bags were provided by Missy and John Vodenecker. The Big Knob Grange provided cookies for the all the families. Freedom High School delivered groceries and grocery bags filled with snacks for the kids.
Once again Saint John's Evangelical Church (Burry's) provided filled book bags for school age children.
Cub Scout Pack 444 delivered donations for the pantry after Christmas to help start 2017 off in a positive manner. Thank you Pack 444 and parents.
Lynn Goehring from Oak Grove Lutheran Church received a Two Hundred Fifty Dollar grant from Trevent Financial to purchase detergent, dish soap, cleaning supplies, shampoo, soft hand soap and condiments for the pantry. What a blessing.