The church in Tomball offers a pantry on the last Thursday of every month. (Community Impact newspaper staff)
The Union Church of God Assembly in Tomball opened a food pantry in March in response to high food prices.
The pantry is offered the last Thursday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 200 S. Pine St., according to Robbie Clemons, one of the pantry organizers. There are no requirements for obtaining food and no limits on the amount of food individuals can take, as the church wants to make sure families take what they need.
“We just want to help people who need it, [because] I have been in this situation. I’ve been homeless with children, and it’s hard to take care of your children if you don’t have money. … We had people who helped us when we didn’t have much, I want to be able to help somebody,” Clemons said.
Clemons said two other women from the church help organize the pantry and pay for food and produce to stock it. Members of the congregation are also donating food and supplies for this, and they hope more young people will get involved.
The pantry is stocked with items such as pasta, canned goods, cereal, powdered milk, bottled water and hygiene products, according to Clemons. Right now they don’t have the facilities to provide perishable food.
Clemons said the church pianist came up with the idea for the pantry and pitched it.
“If it wasn’t for her, this wouldn’t have happened,” Clemons said.
Clemons said she can be called at 281-224-7052 if people have questions, want more information or feel pressured to donate.