Need food? Our food pantry is open from 9 am to 4:30 pm each weekday (Mon-Fri) inside the main entrance (see picture below).
We have fresh milk, eggs, produce, pasta, and other non-perishable items available. There is no check-in, approval process,
or people you need to contact in order to get food. Just please come by and feel free to take what you need.
Following the Biblical directive to “feed the hungry”, Asbury members, under the committed leadership of Steve Trenholm, started a community food pantry at the onset of the COVID pandemic. It is still going strong! Over the past 2+ years, hundreds of individuals have been blessed to come to a welcoming space, no questions asked, to choose food that they and their families need. It is no exaggeration to say that it has been a lifeline for many.
VOLUNTEERS - As you can imagine, the size, scope, and vision for the pantry have developed and there is a need for new hands to help continue the work. Currently, there are 17 volunteers serving in many capacities to ensure that shelves are stocked for pantry guests. But more help is needed! To that end, Steve, the Director of the Asbury Food Pantry, will be joined by Roseann Sanders as a Co-Director; she will step into the role of training volunteers as one of her responsibilities. Rosie has been a faithful volunteer since the pantry opened, has a heart for the mission, and knows the ins and outs, so will be a perfect complement to Steve’s compassion and vision.
If you are interested in touring the pantry and “green room” and learning about the variety of tasks available to volunteers, please contact Rosie at
FOOD - Pantry volunteers are always looking for new ways to supplement the inventory on hand, and many partnerships with the community have been formed. However, the contributions of Asbury members and friends continue to be the driving force for collecting food for our neighbors. Please continue to contribute to the pantry through food and financial donations. And know that our pantry guests LOVE fresh, healthy produce, so If your garden is overflowing with tomatoes, cucumbers, or other veggies or herbs, they will be gone in a flash.
Food donations may be placed on the donation cart just inside the main church entrance, or, if dropping food off after hours, in the sealed plastic bin outside the front door (our volunteers check this on a regular basis and make sure any food items get placed inside the food pantry storage room). Monetary donations may be made by calling the church office at 913.432.5573, or online at http://www.easytithe.com/visitasbury. Under the drop down "Fund" box, simply choose "Food Pantry."
Thank you, Asbury friends, for helping us help out our neighbors! Your continued generosity with our food pantry ministry is incredibly appreciated.