Clemmons Food Pantry begins capital campaign to increase its ability to help food insecure residents in the Forsyth County area

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 9, 2019

Hunger in the U.S. is a growing problem. So much so that the term “food insecure” has been coined to describe those who do not know where or how they will get their next meal.

Who do you know that is “food insecure”?

Don’t fool yourself into thinking only the destitute, homeless or “other people” need food assistance. Hunger does not discriminate by age, gender or ethnicity — and you would be surprised how many people in our community are food insecure.

The Clemmons Food Pantry has outgrown its current leased space and is in the process of building a new pantry that the organization will own. The pantry is just about to start construction and is in the process of beginning a capital campaign to raise funds to construct the new building. The pantry is a product of a vision of a Sunday school class at Clemmons United Methodist Church about 15 years ago. The pantry began in space little more than a closet and now serves more than 2,000 people a month over the entire Forsyth County area.

For more information, go to www.clemmonsfoodpantry.org .