Tuesdays 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Visits are welcomed every 6 weeks
Available to Residents in the Geographical Boundaries: North of Tyler Road, South of the Isabella County Line, East of Montcalm County Line, and West of St. Louis.
Pantry is closed on the fifth Tuesday of any month with five Tuesdays
Pantry is closed if Alma Public Schools are closed due to weather
The next Blood Drive is Tuesday, February 20th, 12-6 pm
Thursdays in Fellowship Hall
Doors open at 4:30pm
Dinner served at 5:30pm
On each Thursday, Community Café serves an average of 100 meals to those dining in the fellowship hall, to home-bound people, and to those in the local homeless shelter. The service area is anyone who comes to the program. Home delivery tends to be in a 10-mile radius and includes Hope House, the homeless shelter.
In 1991, a group of local ministers developed plans to establish a Community Café and the program has been operating ever since. First Presbyterian Church of Alma supplied the facility, utilities, equipment, and cooks, and the community responded with financial and volunteer support. For 21 years, a coalition of churches contributed significant funding as a line item in their annual budgets, the hospital donated food suitable for repurposing, and volunteers signed up for “their day” to help prepare and serve. In 2018, First Presbyterian Church assumed operation of Café as donations from others dwindled. Volunteer support from the community continues through Alma College, local youth groups, service groups, and community churches. We are committed to our outreach efforts to provide an evening of good food and good fellowship to our community. The church does not have any religious expectations of those attending, however the group, itself, asks for a prayer of grace before the meal.
At First Presbyterian Church of Alma, we believe in taking our faith beyond the walls of our church and into the world. This year we are focusing our fundraising efforts on the Two-Coins-A-Meal Program. Contribute a few coins every meal. Remember the needs of others in prayer. Learn more about hunger in your community, nation, and world. Experience the power of Christians working together in response to Jesus’ command, “Give them something to eat!
What is Two-Coins-A-Meal? “Two Coins” is a small step in the battle against hunger and poverty. Congregations invite every member of all ages to contribute a few coins at every meal. This simple act is an expression of thanksgiving for what we have received. When the members bring their offering to church on the appointed Sunday, all of those coins “make a joyful noise unto the Lord” as they are received and dedicated.
Facts About Hunger Over three million children die each year from malnutrition and hunger-related causes. That’s over 8,000 each day. In the U.S. more than 11 million children live in “food insecure” homes. Nearly half of the population in developing countries live on less than $1.25 per day.