FBC Bettendorf food pantry is open to the residents of Iowa on Wednesdays, from 9-11 A.M. The FBC Bettendorf
food pantry is open to residents every week in order to insure the opportunity of serving more families in need.
Each month the Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) sponsors a donation drive to help stock necessities for the food pantry. Please consider helping this ministry with your donation.
March 1, 2009 we opened the food pantry with 5 volunteers ready to minister to the community. Early on it was obvious that 5 volunteers would not be enough to meet the growing need of this outreach. Today the food pantry is serving strong with over 17 volunteers.
In 2015, the food pantry changed it’s name to the “Ed Posey Food Bank” in honor of long time member, volunteer and supporter Ed Posey. His influence within this ministry continues to impact the food bank today. His heart for supplying the needs of individuals within the local community has shaped the mission of this ministry.
The goal of the food pantry is to supply groceries to residents of Iowa in need.
Through this outreach our volunteers have also distributed numerous Bibles and other Christian literature to homes that previously did not have any. Our food pantry volunteers have a true heart for the concerns of those that enter the doors.
Testimony of a gentleman that entered our food pantry seeking groceries and finding Jesus :
After circumstances had made a drastic change for a family the father came to our food pantry seeking help with some groceries. He said that the volunteers talked to him and showed their concern each time he came. After a few visits he became sick and was put in the hospital. One of the volunteers heard about the gentleman going to the hospital and along with Pastor went to see him. They brought him a prayer quilt made by our WMU ladies of the church. This gentleman was deeply touched and appreciated the gift and prayers. Shortly after he was released he asked to help with our food pantry and after a few Wednesdays of helping he received Jesus as his Lord and Savior. God chose to use a volunteer with a box of groceries in leading this gentleman to His saving grace.
“The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.
You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish). “