More than 30 percent of the children who attend Eakin Elementary, just a few blocks from Belmont UMC, live at or below the poverty line. Teachers there have created a food pantry to help address this need. They slip granola bars into backpacks and distribute groceries to families throughout the school year, on snow days and during the summer. Belmont UMC stands with Eakin!

A list of needed food items is listed below. Please leave your donations in the Eakin collection box (located in the Iris Room entrance area beside the elevator). For more information, contact Joan Brasher.

Spaghetti noodles and sauce (no glass)
Tuna and Tuna Helper
Easy Mac
Fruit and applesauce cups
Granola bars
Canned soups and vegetables
Breakfast cereal
Peanut butter

Reusable grocery totes also are needed.