“For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in…” ~Matthew 25

The Food Pantry is now open for walk-in distribution once again!  Our hours will remain the same.  Volunteers are always welcome and areas of service include: greeters, registration, USDA room, food pantry room and loading cars.  If you would like to become a part of this church mission please contact Pat Lynn (234-8546, with questions and get your name added to the work rotation.
HOURS: 4:00 – 5:30pm
The Bethany Food Pantry is open every Monday from 4:00 – 5:30 pm at the church. Every week, we offer food to any of our neighbors who need it. The amount of food you receive is based on the size of your family. You do not need identification to receive food.  We hope you find our community friendly and comfortable. Contact Pat Lynn (234-8546, or Kathy Frizzelle (540-421-0941, kmfrizzelle) if you have questions.
USDA Non- Discrimination Satement

“In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600(voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3)”


Did you know?

It takes about 30 volunteers each week to make the Food Pantry happen.
We buy and pick up food from the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank each Monday at 8 am in order to provide enough food for each Monday afternoon distribution.
We rely on special monetary donations (marked Food Pantry) in order to pay for the food at the Food Bank or on food donations in the basket in the gathering space.
Mt Crawford UMC provides volunteers each week at our food pantry AND toilet paper for our neighbors on the third week of each month.
We need your prayers!

Your help is needed!

If you are interested in volunteering or donating food to Bethany’s Food Pantry, please contact Pat Lynn at If you can help with pick- up and delivery on Monday mornings, please call Pat Lynn (234-8546). Also, we are continually in need of your food contributions, which may be put in the barrel in the gathering space. Thanks so much! We need help to set up the shelves on Monday mornings. We start at 10:30 at the church (except on third Mon. when it is at 9:00). Contact Pat Lynn (234-8546, for more info.

Everyone’s help is much appreciated!

If you have any questions, please call our church office at 540-234-8880. We are located at 3700 Lee Highway (Route 11) in Weyers Cave.