Popularly called “Bring Your Cans to Church,” Fairmont receives an offering of food for the pantry at Urban Ministries of Wake County any Sunday. Bring your shelf-stable, non-perishable food items and place in the barrel in the narthex. We have recently begun collecting fresh fruit and vegetables one Sunday a month (usually the first Sunday). Watch the announcements for collection days.
The need is ongoing! Did you know…?
- 45,000 pounds of food are needed each month.
- 11,000 children annually benefit from a week’s worth of groceries.
- As many as 50 families every weekday receive support from the pantry.
Over 3500 volunteers help this ministry happen, and Fairmont is a proud partner.
Note: Originally one of our women’s circles organized the food collection as a Fifth Sunday special collection. As our awareness grew about the great need the “Fifth Sunday” became every last Sunday, then first Sundays. Now, we highlight the overwhelming need of area food pantries and non-perishable food collection is encouraged at any time.