May 22nd & 23rd Distribution Dates
New Pantry Floor Plan in Developmental Stages
Water Into Wine Food Pantry Report
The graph to the left shows the spending history and food distribution of the Water Into Wine Food Pantry. The pantry currently stands as one of the largest distributors in the state of Kentucky. In 2014, the pantry staff spent $8,275.03 and distributed 290,846 lbs of food, in 2015, the amount of food distributed climbed to 533,620 lbs on a budget of 9952.18. In 2016, the budget rose to its highest spending amounts of $10,507.97 with a distributed amount of food of 558,103, and finally in 2017, the budget fell to $7,851.24, however the amount of distributed food climbed to 586,108 lbs.
Representative John Blanton Schedule to Attend December 13th Pantry Day
John Blanton is scheduled to visit with the Water Into Wine workers and volunteers in December. This visit comes in light of possible changes coming to the pantry in 2018. Several issues will be discussed in the meeting. Mr. Blanton will get a full scope of the work that goes into feeding the 100's of families throughout Magoffin County.
The largest obstacle continues to be the need of a heavy duty truck to pull the numerous loads of food from Lexington, Prestonsburg, Stanton, and Morehead. The current vehicle in the fleet is struggling to keep up with the demands of food acquisition, and has lengthy repair bills that continue to mount.
Mr. Blanton is a friend of the pantry, and understands the necessity of the mission that Water Into Wine serves to bring to Magoffin County. Continue to pray for the Water Into Wine Food Pantry.
Next Pantry Distribution Dates: Tuesday Dec. 12th and Wednesday Dec. 13th.
We invite and encourage everyone to participate. Each recipe submitted will be published to our pantry website of recipes. We encourage our pantry shoppers to submit your recipes. We also encourage our shoppers to look at and utilize published recipes. The contest will run from 11/20/17 to 12/20/17. Please check back daily on this website as we publish submissions daily.
We are particularly interested in your recipes that deal with lamb. We have been getting in lamb meat products. If you also have recipes that deal with avocado please include those.
December Pantry Dates: Senior Citizens Dec. 12 & Regular Dec. 13th
Video About Us
This video was designed to showcase the poverty found in Eastern Kentucky. The Water Into Wine Food Pantry opened January 1, 2013 the year after the tornado that devastated the town of Salyersville. During the aftermath of the storm, the church served as a hub of activity for volunteers, feeding, housing, and clothing those who lost all in the storm. It was during this time that God's Food Pantry stepped forward and worked with the Lakefront Church of God congregation to bring about the food pantry. Today, the food pantry serves between 500 and 600 families monthly, hauling nearly a million pounds of food from Lexington, Stanton, Prestonsburg, and Morehead. The program is run completely from donations and volunteer labor. Each month, during the giveaway, nearly 50-70 volunteers assist from different organizations throughout the county and surround counties. If you or your organization would like to donate or volunteer, please call us at 606-349-6301
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors: Farm Fresh Program
This Neighbors Feeding Neighbors: Farm Fresh Program allows local farmers to bring excess fruits and vegetables to the pantry. These items are given a fair market value and a donation receipt is issued to the farmer, who in return can deduct the donation from taxes. These items then are distributed to local families in need. We currently in the summer have several farmers donating fresh country eggs to the pantry.