Since the opening in 1996, the Crisis Corner has not had to turn down anyone due to lack of food. The food pantry is supported financially by the congregation of Sylvan Hills Community Church with some outside help. The workers are made up of volunteers who graciously give up their time each week.
The Crisis Corner Food Pantry is a ministry here at Sylvan Hills Community Church. The ministry provides food to families who are in need. They open the doors every Tuesday on the third level of our church in the back. This ministry began in 1996 on a temporary basis, when Bro Tim noticed a need in the community. The first year the food pantry served about 360 families or about 1440 individuals. The need was so great that the food pantry grew and soon they were out of room. They knocked down walls and built new shelves and in 2012 the food pantry served 4225 families or 12236 individuals, which is 850 more than the previous year.
In addition to the food pantry, Crisis Corner also hands out Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets to those in need in our community. In 2012, they handed out 220 Thanksgiving Baskets and 211 Christmas Baskets.
In 2012, the Crisis Corner received a grant from the Arkansas Planning and Development District to remodel the restroom in this area and make it handicap accessible for those who visit the Food Pantry. The Crisis Corner has become a great asset to our community and is continually growing. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer please contact LeAnn, email@example.com
Ozark Water Projects is charity based in Little Rock, AR. Their mission is to provide shoes and water to countries in need. Locally they collect new and used shoes by donation. They then distribute these shoes to South America, Haiti, and Kenya. They are sold for pennies on the dollar. The money collected is used for well digging rigs, water purification systems, and other supplies to bring clean, fresh water to those in need. Please visit their website for more info:
Sylvan Hills Community Church proudly supports Ozark Water Projects and serves as a drop-off point for shoes to be donated. For information on dropping of shoes: firstname.lastname@example.org