Church pantry holds Thursday concert to stock shelves

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - The Carson City SDA Pantry, which opened in June 2018, will benefit from a concert Thursday night.

Through social media, word of mouth and a partnership with The Food Bank of Northern Nevada, the pantry serves close to 100 families per month with non-perishable food, diapers, baby wipes, toiletries, dish soap, hand soap, toothpaste, and laundry soap, and many other items to anyone who might need a little help. There are no income guidelines, and the church is not concerned with whether people have been to other food pantries or are receiving SNAP benefits; it helps anyone who says they need help.

As a direct result of requests from Pantry clients, some other ministries have developed. The church is sponsoring monthly healthy eating and cooking classes and has just finished a smoking cessation course. There are plans to have a depression recovery program and a course to reverse diabetes in the near future.

The Pantry is in need of assistance purchasing supplies that cannot always be obtained from The Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Its first (possibly to become annual) event, the “Sharing and Caring Christmas” Concert will happen Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7PM. Local talent will join church members in a concert to celebrate the “reason for the season”. Admission is non-perishable food or toiletry items. After the show, refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall, which is also where the Pantry is located.

The show is at the Carson City Seventh-day Adventist Church at 405 College Parkway.