Building on ideas discussed at the Forum on Hunger Jan. 25, representatives of Reelsboro area churches March 5 established an interdenominational support group called Reelsboro United Christian Services (RUCS) that will collaborate facilitating Christian community activities. Participating churches at the initial meeting were New Hope Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Reelsboro Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Reelsboro United Methodist Church.
The group set two objectives: Sharing the love of Christ by establishing a community food pantry that will help alleviate hunger in the western part of Pamlico County, and promoting community events that encourage interdenominational cooperation to draw families into Christian fellowship.
RUCS will partner with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern N.C. (New Bern Branch) to establish the food pantry for which Reelsboro United Methodist Church will be the distribution facility. The pantry will provide supplemental food monthly to referred families. The Operation Veggie Box Garden Camp Seafarer will supply fresh produce to RUCS.
The group also will promote other outreach ministries and activities that will positively impact the lives of all in the area.
Representatives from other area churches are invited to join RUCS in the establishment and operation of the food pantry, and may learn more by contacting Reelsboro United Methodist Church at 252-745-3266.