The Pantry is an outreach ministry of the North Liberty First United Methodist Church, but the service area and support are community wide. Our primary focus is North Liberty and surrounding rural areas of Johnson County.
The Pantry was created in 1985 as a response to requests from families in need in our community. Until 2004 the Pantry was a small project that served 15 to 20 families each month. In response to a growing community and growing need, the Pantry was expanded in 2004, but that was just the start.
As North Liberty continued to grow, the Pantry felt it was necessary to increase capacity. In 2013, the Pantry opened the doors to a new permanent facility, with more space to better serve families and expand operations.
The Pantry has seen rapid growth as a result of three factors: increasing awareness of the Pantry, increasing population growth in North Liberty, and increasing economic need.