Groceries

Since 2011, we've helped over 135,000 Pantry guests with groceries. 

Last year, we helped:

  • 18,490 pantry guests received groceries
  • 5,122 individuals received groceries at least once during the year
  • 615 children under age of 6
  • 307 seniors (65+) received food assistance
  • 40% of households have one or more individuals employed


Tuesday Night Dinners

Tuesday Night Dinner is an extension of our Second Street Pantry Missions.  Here the community is welcomed to receive a hot meal at no cost every Tuesday from 5:00-6:00 pm in Hines Hall at the church. 

In 2018 we served 3,820 meals on Tuesday nights. Donations are welcomed and appreciated.

Benevolence Fund 

The Benevolence Fund is an assistance ministry to people seeking financial help. Trained volunteers interview anyone requesting support. A one-on-one consultation addresses the person's needs spiritually and physically. Each individual is lifted in prayer. We offer assistance to Benton County residents, except Rogers residents.

Since we started, we've been able to help over 2,000 families who were in financial need with utility bills (with shutoff notice and photo ID), rent (with eviction notice and photo ID), and gasoline vouchers (with driver's license).

Snack Packs 

Bentonville junior high students are provided with snack packs every Friday during the school year to help assure they have food during the weekend. SSPM partners with sponsors to provide over 3,400 snack packs to Washington and Lincoln Junior High School students who are food insecure.


Little Free Pantry 

Our Little Free Pantry applies the Little Free Library concept to help neighbors address food insecurity.  It is stocked with non-perishable food items that are available for anyone in need of immediate help with their next meal.  

At the same time it is also intended to be a place where people may donate food items that they feel could help these food insecure individuals.

Our Little Free Pantry is located on the NE corner of the FUMC church property at 201 NW 2nd Street in Bentonville.