Matthew 14:14-20 (NRSV):  When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. 15 When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16 Jesus said to them, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat. They replied, “We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.”  And he said, “Bring them here to me.” Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.  And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. ”

In October of this year, Bethel made a commitment to support the food pantry at Prospect Baptist Church. Prospect’s pantry has been in operation since 2008. The pantry is open the last Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., making this pantry more accessible to those who work but still need help. 

Bethel is collecting non-perishable food items to supplement Prospect’s purchases from Second Harvest in hope of helping Prospect be able to serve more families. If you’d like to help, you can contribute one or more items from the list below.  Just drop your items in the baskets available in the Narthex.