Mission Statement

The biblical foundation of our Food Bank Program is found in the book of Matthew; Chapter 25 verses 35 and 40. “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. …Assuredly, I say to you, in as much as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.”

As a Christian body we believe that no one should go hungry, or be cold, or due to isolation go without food. It is the mission of the Mount Vernon Baptist Church Food Bank Program to address each of these areas of need. We treat all those who are in need equally with compassion, dignity, and respect.

Food Pantry

  • Every 3rd Saturday of themonth.
  • Open 9:00am - 11:00 am
  • Qualifications for a single person: income less than $16,237 per year or special circumstances. (Income requirement increases based on size of family.)
  • Food Distribution is for a family based on residence.
  • Extra food for single parents/grandparents with children under 18.
  • Extra food if household has 4 or more members

Senior Grocery Program

  • Qualification must be greater than or equal to 60 years of age, and
  • Have a household income of less than $16,237 per year for a single person.
  • Household income requirement increases based on family size.
  • Program allows 120 participants – new applicants put on wait list.
  • May participate in Food Pantry and Senior Grocery Program
  • Food delivered to Jasper Housing Authority Complexes, Jasper Senior Center and those with special needs

Pregnancy Test and Resource Center

The food bank also provides disposable diapers, newborn welcome kits, and baby food and formula when available and requested by the center.