- Thursday evenings from 5:45pm to 7:00pm (pandemic hours).
- Our main provisions are non-perishable goods, but we usually also have a small selection of fruits and vegetables,
eggs, breads, and personal hygiene items.
- Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to provide rent or utility assistance.
- If you are a first time visitor you must present a photo ID (such as a drivers license).
We ask that all first time visitors arrive no later than 7:15pm in order to complete the paperwork Gateway Community Outreach requires prior to closing.
- Please do not arrive prior to 5:30pm as we do not begin serving until 5:45pm (pandemic hours).
- We generally ask for non-perishable items (such as canned goods, pasta, and cereal). We are also in need of basic personal hygiene items (such as toilet paper, bar soap, and feminine products), as well as paper and plastic grocery bags.
- Our list of “always needed items” includes: peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce, tuna, canned chicken, soup, beans, and rice.
- Financial donations to the pantry are always welcome and appreciated. Please make checks payable to ‘Royal Palm Christian Church’ and write “helping hands” in the memo field.
- Donations may be dropped off at the church entrance or preschool entrance during regular business hours.
- Please note, we do offer tax deductible receipts upon request.
- We are open to partnerships with local businesses. Please contact the church office for more information.
- We encourage you to call ‘211’ for additional information on resources that may be available.
- Blessings Food Pantry provides food to families and individuals in need, the pantry also refers clients to other agencies for goods and services, helps them sign up for benefits such as Food Stamps, and helps them secure identification. The pantry is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings each week during the summer, from 9:00am to noon.
We have a generous family here at Royal Palm and throughout the community. For years they have supported the Food Pantry through donations of food and goods, by volunteering their time, and financial contributions. We are also grateful for the ongoing support of our local Panera and Publix. Since the articles about our food pantry appeared, first in the Forum and later in the Sun-Sentinel, we have discovered that we are also surrounded by generous people throughout the community.
The outpouring of love and support has been amazing. We are thankful for the flame of passion that has sparked in many hearts, and we praise God for the ways He blesses us.