Food Pantry and Utility Assistance

In partnership with the Locust Grove Ministerial Alliance our church houses the utility assistance and food pantry program.

Below is some general information.

If you want to send money you can do so by mailing a check filled out to the
Ministerial Alliance
P.O. Box 218
Locust Grove, Ok 74352
Food Pantry needs:
  • Peanut Butter,
  • crackers,
  • boxed cereals,
  • canned fruits,
  • canned milk,
  • cream of chicken soup,
  • canned chicken or tuna.
Utility Assistance Office at First United Methodist Church of Locust Grove

Hours of Operation 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday

Utility Assistance Policy 

  • Patron must reside in the Locust Grove, Peggs or Rose area.
  • Must have a cutoff notice
  • Patron must provide a valid photo id and fill out the proper paperwork.
  • Patron may receive assistance one time totaling no more than $100 per year.
  • Patron may receive assistance for water, electric, propane or natural gas.The person receiving assistance cannot receive assistance on more than one utility
  • Patron may not receive assistance at more than one residence per year
  • Utility Assistance is housed at the First United Methodist Church of Locust Grove (918-479-6356) and is only available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Food Pantry Policy

  • Patron must reside in the Locust Grove, Peggs, Rose or Salina zip code.
  • Patron must provide a valid photo id and fill out the proper paperwork.
  • Pantry is housed at the First United Methodist Church of Locust Grove (479-6356) and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Patron may receive goods from the food pantry 4 times per year Starting January 2016. (5 times in 2015)
  • Households may receive no more than one box of food per month.
  • Some assistance with household items, diapers, is distributed through the pantry as these items are available.
  • Holiday boxes are distributed to anyone who expresses a need and is signed up by the deadlines (usually one week before distribution). These boxes do not count toward the total number of times a family can visit the food pantry each year.

Other Types of Assistance Offered

  • Rent assistance is not available.
  • Deposit assistance is not available.
  • We do not provide fuel for vehicles.
  • Assistance with medicine is given up to $50 once per year. The prescription has to be filled at Black Drug and only with a Ministerial Alliance check, which will be taken over by Church Staff.

 

If a need arises at a time other than regular Ministerial Alliance program hours please call the Church office at (918)479-6356.


 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.