Blessed to be a blessing by meeting tangible needs in Jesus' name.
Cultivate Church has been blessed to be able to open our doors to families and individuals who need assistance obtaining food and other basic necessities.
Our purpose is to act as the hands and feet of Jesus by helping to meet one of the needs of our community. No matter if the need is long term or temporary, First Fruits exists in an effort to help ease the inconvenience, struggle, and pain of having to wrestle with the need for nourishment.
First Fruits Pantry is a member/partner of the FOOD BANK OF SOUTH JERSEY.
Many hands are needed to allow the pantry to function well, so we are always looking for people to serve. We have several food pick-ups and/or deliveries throughout the month in addition to two scheduled distributions out of our building. Helping with these events can vary from welcoming others to heavy lifting, so we have a job for you no matter your abilities.
It's also a great way to serve with our children, so they're welcome too!
As you can imagine, there is always a need for food to be donated, such as canned goods, boxes of cereal or pasta. We also have constant need for personal items to pass along. Our most common needs are bath tissue, shampoo and conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
Yet another way that people help First Fruits Food Pantry is through produce grown in our garden. Cultivate Church offers plots in our COMMUNITY GARDEN throughout the spring/summer season, and we gladly accept donations of the freshly grown fruits and vegetables grown “right out back.” We also accept freshly grown donations from your backyard too.
You can help! For information on how to donate your time, food or money to First Fruit Pantry, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.