Papa’s Pantry began as a “cupboard thing” from God, then became a basement outreach which turned into a home delivery food assistance program and evolved into stability training. The ministry just Celebrated its 18th anniversary in August. Today, Papa’s Pantry has two locations in Cherokee County. It is a food assistance program that seeks to work with families to get them on their feet. The main location is in Woodstock and houses The Master’s Training Center. The satellite location, an emergency food distribution site is Canton’s St. Paul AME Church.
The mission of Papa’s Pantry is to help individuals and families re-establish stability and self-reliance by offering a variety of programs including immediate food assistance, employment strategies, and life skills through hands-on support and ongoing training.
Life Skills workshops and classes are offered through The Master’s Training Center (MTC) which is the Educational Division of the Papa’s Pantry ministry. Through MTC, people and families are transformed into a brand new life of optimism, hope, and progress! MTC is a community training center. Scholarships are granted for the stability courses as appropriate.
Christian Community News Magazine is the public “voice” of ministry needs, opportunities, and success stories… Advocacy. Articles touch on timely topics that benefit everyone in the community. The publication is printed every two months. Local businesses can advertise in the publication. Proceeds above publication costs go directly back into the ministry to feed and train our local families and neighbors. Papa’s Pantry counts on donations from the private sector: individuals, churches, businesses, foundations, and fundraising (CCN included).
Papa’s Pantry does not seek or accept government funding, and is debt free. For more information on how you can support this vital organization go to: http://www.papaspantry.org