Members and friends of Doylestown Presbyterian Church made a return trip this spring to The Community Pantry in Gallup, N.M., to work with the small, but dedicated pantry staff to help feed the people of McKinley County, one of the most food insecure counties in the country.
The group filled commodity boxes for pantry guests, some of which are delivered to remote locations for those who cannot come to the pantry, packed bags of food for 780 students who would otherwise not have anything to eat over the weekend.
They also bagged oranges, apples, carrots, potatoes, turnips, blueberries, bread, and cookie crumbs for pie crusts, for individual distribution, purchased materials for and filled 100 homeless bags, and filled 400 bags with candy and other snacks for the community’s Easter event.
The group also purchased and planted six fruit trees and installed memorial plaques on 50 trees that were donated over the years.
Doylestown Presbyterian Church partnered with Americans for Native Americans (ANA) on the mission trip. To learn more, visit americansfornativeamericans.org