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Food Pantry

The Met Food Pantry

The Met’s mission is to provide a place where the needy receive food assistance as well as support to get involved in activities that will assist them in growth towards a brighter tomorrow. By providing a pantry to the surrounding area we are able to assist our community with a “mini-market” style food pantry where clients can choose from of a variety of food and personal care items. Volunteers help to organize, schedule, collect, distribute, and ultimately serve the community on a weekly basis.

Recipients for the Food Pantry will apply to receive a minimum of 6 months of food assistance. This food will be picked up on a twice monthly rotation. (Either the 1st & 3rd weekend OR the 2nd & 4th weekend) Approved applicants will arrive at their appointment time and shop for free food and other items in a 'mini-market' type set-up. If any applicant needs emergency food assistance at another time, they may contact The Met Church office and will be given food based on the current Food Pantry inventory.


Need Assistance:

STEP 1 - Call 817-379-4638 to make an appointment to fill out a Food Pantry Intake Form. (se hablo español)

STEP 2 - Qualify for Food Assistance (Proof of Income & ID requested)


Once you qualify for the Food Pantry:

STEP 3 - Call to Schedule your Saturday appointments at the beginning of each month. Postcards are mailed out each month with designated call times.

STEP 4 - Pick up food at your scheduled appointment time on Saturdays during our Food Pantry (Either Group A (last name A-L) 1st & 3rd Saturday OR Group B (last name M-Z) 2nd & 4th Saturday).

  • Food Pantry members who are unable to schedule an appointment time, can “Walk-in” from 12-1pm. Walk-ins may have a slight wait and food may be limited as the Food Pantry purchases food for those who have scheduled an appointment.
  • Non Food Pantry members can “Walk-in” as well and receive food from 12-1pm after completing the intake process.
  • If you miss your Saturday appointment, please email foodpantry@metchurch.com. You may call for a “take home” bag that will be prepared for you while food supplies are available. More than two "no-show" Saturdays may result in a recipient being removed from the Food Pantry list.

Guidelines:

  • Participants will receive information regarding services, support and spiritual growth.
  • Respect for Volunteers will be demonstrated at all times as well as respect for Food Pantry clients.
  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • Food may not be sold – all food distributed is done so in good faith.

To print an application for food assistance: Click Here

Questions?: foodpantry@metchurch.com


Want to Volunteer:

When it comes to volunteering and service, your personality and your strengths play a major role in the types of activities you’ll enjoy most. We currently average 164 volunteers a month and we are always looking to increase our volunteer base to better support our community.

DRESS CODE:
Dress comfortably with tennis shoes.

VOLUNTEER PROJECTS:

  • Organizing and distributing cold items
  • Re-stocking
  • Distribution of items in Met Youth area
  • Clean up
  • Check-In counter (Spanish Speaker) 
  • Break-down boxes
  • Grocery Cart runner
  • Prayer Team

HOURS:
Friday Unloading: 9:30am-12:00pm
Saturday: 8:30-10:00am, 10:00am-12:00pm, 12:00-1:30pm

VOLUNTEER AS A FAMILY:
We encourage families to volunteer together, but ask that only children 8 years and above are present. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Students from middle and high school are welcome to complete any school-required service hours.