First Baptist is a summer mobile pantry site

Volunteers getting food ready.

This summer, First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland is partnering with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to become a mobile pantry produce distribution center. A mobile pantry is a food bank truck full of food that is brought to a central location where clients can pick up food, as they would from a regular pantry.

During First Baptist’s 12th year of Faith in Action, on Sunday, June 2, church volunteers kicked off of its summer food giveaway program, preparing and distributing the food, including potatoes, corn on the cob, watermelons, tomatoes, butternut squash, eggplant and zucchini.

For the remainder of the summer, First Baptist Church will distribute food on the first Saturday of the month—July 6, Aug. 3, and Sept. 7—from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Those picking up fresh fruit and vegetables are invited to park in the large lot at the back of the church, at 3630 Fairmount Blvd., then head to the portico entrance under the arches.

Note that The Emergency Food Assistance Program guidelines apply; bring valid ID and bags to carry the produce.

Questions about mobile pantry eligibility can be directed to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Call 216-738-2265, or visit

For more information about First Baptist’s Mobile Food Pantry visit or call 216-932-7480.

Karen Cass Gill

Karen Cass Gill is a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland.

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Volume 12, Issue 7, Posted 10:04 AM, 06.28.2019