Bread of Life Food Pantry opened in April 2010 as an outreach ministry of First United Methodist Church. Bread of Life quickly flourished as word spread through the community, and what began as a small ministry became a lifeline for over 400 families every month who are faced with the challenge of food insecurity. The love and dedication of the late Rev. Grace Phelps shaped the Bread of Life Food Pantry Ministry, and her influence is still remembered and honored in our mission.
There are two major distribution locations that operate in Tipton County that are staffed by over 100 volunteers every month who help with the transportation, stocking, and distribution of food to families and individuals who come seeking assistance. Food is donated my local retailers via the Feeding America grant program, and we are a partner agency of the Mid-South Food Bank who helps provide patrons with nutritional food.