Keller UMC Resource Center
Do You Need Help?
The Keller UMC Resource Center is open to all those in need of food assistance from Keller and surrounding communities. We are committed to serving and connecting our congregation and our neighbors in ways that build healthy communities.
The Center is Open: Tuesdays, 10am-1pm & Wednesdays, 4-7pm
• Guests are encouraged to bring a driver's license or another form of identification to register at the pantry.
• There are no eligibility requirements. All guests are welcome regardless of their income level or city of residence.
• Parking is available in the church parking lot next to the Resource Center. The Resource Center is located in the far northeast side of the church property. Volunteers are on hand to assist guests in carrying their groceries to their cars.
• A Community Partner Navigator will be available by appointment to assist guests in signing up for food stamps (SNAP), TANF and/or Medicaid State Services.
How Can You Help?
Every dollar counts and makes a difference in someone's life. You can make a one time gift or recurring donation to help families all year long.
MAKE A DONATION
As the Resource Center expands, volunteer your time and energy to stock food shelves and assist clients in making food selections.
Keller UMC is now accepting applications to be part of the Resource Center Team of volunteers.
Service Opportunities at the Resource Center
Resource Center Volunteer
How you will serve: We are in need of volunteers to serve at the Resource Center to greet guests, assist in completion of necessary forms and assist in the "shopping" process on Tuesdays from 10am-1pm or Wednesdays from 4-7pm.
Time Requirement: 3-6 hours a week.
Skills: Ability to provide a caring and welcoming environment for guests. Patience and good interpersonal skills are also needed. APPLY HERE
TAFB Food Pick-Up Team Member
How you will serve: On your designated Monday, drive to the Tarrant Area Food bank, pick up the Resource Center food order, deliver to the Keller UMC Resource Center and unload the food.
Time Requirement: approximately 4 hours on Monday mornings at least once per month.
Skills: Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Would also be helpful to have a truck and trailer hitch.
Thank you to everyone who has already made a monetary contribution, volunteered to serve and prayed for the success of our mission. For more information on the KUMC Resource Center and Food Pantry, contact Cathy Dill at the church offices at 817-431-1332.
How the Resource Center Came to Be
Keller United Methodist Church is committed to serving and connecting our congregation and our neighbors in ways that build healthy communities. The Ministry Council of Keller UMC committed in the fall of 2017 to creating a new ministry, connecting our neighbors with resources as an additional way to fulfill our mission of sharing Christ’s love. The plans for the Resource Center included opening a food pantry to assist those who are unserved or underserved in our community, and to provide GED and ESL classes on-site through Tarrant County College. The Resource Center would also connect our neighbors who come to the Resource Center for food with resources and partner agencies to address other needs.
Our church family responded with a large Christmas Eve offering dedicated to this new ministry. There was a discovery phase in which we assessed the Hallelujah Center and determined the renovations needed to be prepared for this ministry. Work began in the spring of 2018 and The Resource Center opened to the public on October 9, 2018.