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NEW JERUSALEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Giving People HOPE, PURPOSE, and FOOD.
The purpose of the New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church Food Pantry is to provide supplemental food assistance to individuals and families who are unable to financially meet their daily nutritional requirements. Our ultimate goal is to develop self-sufficiency in our clients, and our food assistance program is intended as a "hand-up," not a "handout" in helping individuals and families achieve greater stability in their lives. We are committed to providing the greatest degree of confidentiality with the least amount of information being requested.
In 2004, the Food Pantry opened under the leadership of Pastor Emeritus Rev. Dr. Samuel J. Cornelius. A duplex was converted into one dwelling and was upgraded to meet city codes. It had approximately 800 square feet of working space.
In 2019, a new Food Pantry was built under the leadership of Pastor Ronald E. Speas.It has over 4,000 square feet of working space.
Location and contact number:
1227 N. Dunleith Ave, WS, NC
Days and hours of operation:
Open every Monday (except for major holidays) from 11:00 am-2:00pm
--The NJMBC Food Pantry is completed staffed by volunteers
--Food boxes are prepared for individuals and families according to the number of people in the household. Food Pantry clients must have a valid photo ID to be serviced
--NJMBC Food Pantry partners include the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, local grocery stores and private donors