Our local food pantry has seen a decline in participation, and they asked us to help spread the word about their service to those in need. We are glad to spread the word about services that help meet a community need.
The Bridgewater Area Inter-Church Food Pantry serves anyone in need within a 5 mile radius of Bridgewater, including Bridgewater, Mt. Crawford, Dayton, Rockingham and Augusta County. The Food Pantry meets at 6:00 pm on the first and third Tuesday of every month at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren (420 College View Drive). In February, that is Tuesday, February 2nd and Tuesday, February 16th. Due to Covid-19 and the need for social distancing, the food pantry is open for curbside pick-up from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Folks can drive to the West (back) entrance of the church to pick-up.
The pantry is run entirely by volunteers from local churches and interested area residents. The pantry has seen a drop in usage since the start of the pandemic, even while the need persists for this service. Please spread the word to those who may benefit from this food pantry, and let them know this curbside pick-up is Covid-safe! For those interested in making donations to the pantry, non-perishable food items can be dropped at the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren. There is also a drop off at Bridgewater Foods located at 519 North Main Street.