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What to Expect
All processes happen outside of the church.
Guests arriving by car:
When you arrive at the church parking lot, you will either park in a parking spot or you may be directed to park in a parking spot. A volunteer will place numbered magnets on your car. We make an effort to give numbers to guests in the order that they arrive, but it is not always possible depending on when guests arrive.
After you park and receive your numbered magnets, it is important that you remain in that parking spot to await step 2 because that is how guests are tracked (both for the arrival order and for food delivery).
Guests arriving by foot:
When you arrive at the church, you will either sit on the outdoor benches or you may be directed to sit at the benches. A volunteer will provide you with numbered magnets. We make an effort to give numbers to guests in the order that they arrive, but it is not always possible depending on when guests arrive.
It is important that you remain at the benches to await step 2 because that is how guests are tracked (both for the arrival order and for food delivery).
A volunteer will come to your car or the outdoor benches to take your information.
A volunteer will ask you for the following information:
Name of the primary person in the family who picks up food
Name, relationship to the primary person in the family, age, birthdate, and sex of EACH person in the household.
Guests receive some food from Patchwork Pantry without choice, but when possible, a volunteer will ask you which food items you prefer.
After a volunteer takes your information, your food will be prepared inside the church. You will remain in your car in your parking spot or at the benches to wait for your food. Patchwork Pantry is completely run by volunteers and the amount of time you wait can vary depending on how busy it is that evening and how many volunteers are available.
You must make arrangements to transport your groceries because Patchwork Pantry is unable to deliver groceries, regardless of arriving by car or by foot.
Once your food is ready, a volunteer will bring a grocery cart with your food to you. If you drove, you can tell the volunteer where you would like the food loaded (trunk, backseat, etc) into your vehicle. If you walked, a volunteer will bring a grocery cart with your food to you at the benches.
You can visit Patchwork Pantry 2 times each month.
What to Expect on Your First Visit
Patchwork Pantry operates at Community Mennonite Church located at 70 S. High St in Harrisonburg.
Patchwork Pantry distributes food to those in need in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County from 6:30-7:30pm on Wednesday evenings.