Why is the food pantry called Elisha’s?
You can find the answer to this by looking at the scripture reference for the pantry - 2 Kings 4:42-44.
Elisha, a prophet often referred to as a “man of God”, was given twenty loaves of bread and newly ripened grain from the first fruits of a generous, compassionate man. Elisha commanded his servant to give the food to the people “that they may eat”. Elisha’s servant, seeing the great need, questioned their ability to feed such a large number of hungry people with the small amount of donated food. Nevertheless, Elisha assured his servant that God would take the gift of food and multiply it in such a way that all would eat and some food would actually remain. According to the Bible, the food was distributed by the servant to the multitude in obedience and in faith. All were fed and there was a portion of food left over just as Elisha foretold.
When did the pantry open?
The pantry was the first outreach ministry of Freedom. We opened our door in October of 2007.
Why does the pantry exist?
The food ministry of Freedom Fellowship exists to provide help for today and hope for tomorrow. Our mission is to minister to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the Lakeway area. We believe God will take the generous food donations we receive from caring people and multiply them to feed the hungry.
Who does the pantry serve?
Anyone in need. We have served hundreds and hundreds of families from Hancock, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, and Cocke Counties.
When can clients get food from the pantry?
The pantry is open each Tuesday at 6:00 pm.
What does it cost to get food from the pantry?
Absolutely nothing - all food is free to those who are in need.
The only thing that clients are required to do is attend a brief assembly before they enter the pantry. During this assembly, teachers with the heart for this ministry provide a meal of spiritual food from the Word of God.