Marthas Pantry Needs a Home!
We are funded entirely by donations and grants and provide food, personal hygiene supplies and other necessities for 60 to 70 client families each month. These supplies are crucial to the people we serve. Something as small as providing toothpaste to a mother who struggled to provide it to her child makes an enormous difference.
Feature Story on the Pantry from The Columbian Newspaper
On May 25, 2016, an intentional fire was started at the church where Martha's Pantry was based. We suffered significant losses and now are based at a temporary location.
We are now hoping to build a modest permanent home to allow us to serve our community for decades to come. The land where the building will be placed will likely be leased to our charity for a nominal fee which will allow us to reduce our already modest administrative expenses.
We need your help! Why donate? Because YOU can help lighten the burden of others.
"Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us everyday"-Sally Koch. Please take advantage of this opportunity and donate.
Thank you for your support.
Our hours remain the same; 4 - 7pm on Thursdays and 10 - 1pm on Fridays. We are still short in a few areas, but working hard to get the holes filled. We are looking forward to welcoming our friends to our new home at the east side (on Texas St) of the Vancouver Heights United Methodist Church. Stop by and check out our new digs.
Folks have asked what we were hit the hardest on so they would know what to donate. Most of the products we lost were box-prepared meals such as hamburger helper, mac and cheese, scalloped and mashed potatoes, cereal, pasta and things like that. Many of the canned foods we were able to clean and save. Boxed milk and juices are other big losses for us.
Thank you so much to all of the people who have donated food and funding thus far! We appreciate your love and support more than you know.