Hello, my name is Marla Tarpenning and I manage the Food Pantry and Clothes Closet for Heart of God Fellowship, located at the Annex Building at 206 N Sibley St., Buckner, MO. We’re on Facebook as “Heart of God Fellowship Pantry” and our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently the Food Pantry is available on an “as needed” basis. The Clothes Closet is open the 1st Monday evening of the month from 6:00-8:00 pm and the 2nd Saturday from 11:00 am-2:00 pm.
God’s word tells us…
Matthew 6: 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
…Food items available are mostly non-perishable, from Breakfast thru Lunch, Dinner, Snacks and Baking. However, we do from time to time have frozen items such as hamburger, hot dogs, cheese, bread, buns and misc. “sweets”.
Matthew 6:28 ”And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin…30 “If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you?
…We have clothing for ALL ages, from Newborn to Larger Adult Sizes…boys, girls, men and women. Clothing includes – Socks, Underwear, Pajamas, T-shirts, Shorts, Capris, Jeans, Men’s and Women’s Dress Clothing – Slacks, Shirts and Blouses. Winter clothing includes Long Sleeve Shirts, Sweaters (Short and Long Sleeve), Sweat Shirts, Sweat Pants, Hoodies & Zip Ups, Jackets, Winter Coats, Hats, Gloves and Scarves. Our Summer clothing is out from April thru September and Winter from October thru March.
Also available are Sheets, Blankets, Curtains, Wash Cloths, Hand Towels and Bath Towels. Personal Hygiene products…soap, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, tooth paste, tooth brushes and other misc. items can be found, as well as Laundry Soap and Dish Soap.
Our Food and Clothing items are ALL donated by our Church Members and Members of the Community and are ALL available to whomever God brings to us.
We will ALWAYS accept your donations (including monetary)…if clothing, PLEASE make sure they have been laundered and be mindful of tears and stains. Food items must be sealed…not opened and tested.
The Clothes Closet (alongside of the Food Pantry) was born out of a desire to meet the physical needs of people so God could meet their spiritual needs.
If you believe God is calling you to assist with this Ministry, we’d love to have you!