“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Matthew 25:35
Try to imagine your child coming to you and asking for something to eat. You look in the cabinet, refrigerator and on the shelves only to find them empty. This isn’t the first time you’ve looked or even the second or third time. There has been no food for a while but you continue to hope. You do manage to find a small jar of sweet pickles and about ten stale crackers. This is the dinner you serve your son that night.
Now imagine none of the food pantries will be open for several days. What do you do? Where can you go?
For many in our community, this isn’t fantasy. It’s reality. In fact, the above scenario is based on a true story that occurred right here in Clovis. Click here to read "Lori's Story."
What We Do
Gratefully most food banks are capable of handling the large volume of those needing assistance. We have elected to work in cooperation with them to assist them with the emergency cases they may not be equipped to handle.
Scheduling and distribution are complications that make it difficult to cope with one-on-one emergency cases. We have chosen to fill this gap to insure those in need have access to the basic needs of survival.
At Servant’s Heart Chapel, we have accepted this calling and have created the Hungry Heart Food Pantry. We are open when we are needed.
Hungry Hearts is an emergency food pantry that accepts referrals from other agencies for those unable to wait for normal operating hours. We are open when there is simply nothing left in the cabinet.
Why We Do This
As Christians, we believe it is our responsibility to help those in need. Since we are not a big church, we have no big programs. We find a need and fill it. In so doing, we fulfill part of our mission at Servant’s Heart Chapel.
“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.”