Reaching our city with the Gospel.
The people of Immanuel are serving in countless ways all over our city. We offer several opportunities for you to share the Gospel and care for the people of Little Rock, including our Food Pantry and our partnership with City of Refuge.
“As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.”
Serving with our Food Pantry is an incredible way to reach our own city, where the need is great. Each month 60 plus volunteers with a heart to serve, spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to over 400 individuals and families in the Little Rock area. Food Pantry volunteers are the hands and feet of Christ to those facing hardship by meeting physical needs through groceries, clothing and small household goods, as well as extending love and spiritual support and encouragement. We desire to not just help feed those in need, but also help them to understand the love that Jesus has for them. When a client comes into the pantry, they will always get some personal time in our prayer room and visit with someone who can listen to their needs, struggles, and hopefully assist them in a way that can help improve their current situation.
Most of the food we provide to our clients is purchased from the Arkansas Foodbank. There are also other times when we will host a food drive. These food drives provide much needed staples and can help greatly with our budget.
- Design of new pantry
- New Ministry Outreach Opportunities
- Better Food Options for the pantry
- New Volunteers
All donated items can be dropped off at the South Entrance of Immanuel Baptist Church, in the wooden box by the recreation desk. If the donation is big, please call 501-376-3071 to possibly set up a drop off time at the pantry location. Click here for a downloadable donation form. Donations needed throughout the year:
- NEW & GENTLY used clothing, bedding, shoes, books, toys and small household items. PLEASE CONSIDER THE DONATION AND MAKE SURE IT IS IN GOOD/GREAT CONDITION.
- Food donations needed all year:
- Can Tuna
- Can Chicken
- Peanut Butter
- Box Cereal
- Cereal Cups
- Fruit Cups
- Peanut Butter Crackers
- Microwavable Meal Cups
- Easter Basket needs: We begin to distribute Easter 2018 on the first Tuesday in March so collection will start at the beginning of February 2018. We distributed 282 baskets last year. Needs are:
- Plastic Eggs
- Pre-Wrapped Candy
- Small Toys for Baskets
- Small Stuffed Bunnies/Ducks/Lambs
- School Supplies needed: We distribute school supplies on the first Tuesday in August so collection will start at the beginning of July 2018. We distributed over 124 bags of school supplies last year plus gave the extra to Terry & Brady Elementary schools. Needs are:
- Wooden Rulers
- Elmer’s Glue
- Crayons (24 count)
- Washable Markers
- Loose Leaf Notebook Paper (wide-rule)
- Composition Notebooks
- Spiral Notebooks (wide rule)
- Large Pink Erasers
- Pencil Box (plastic or zipper pouches)
- #2 Yellow Pencils
- Pocket Folders (with and without prongs)
- Colored Pencils
- Binders (3 ring – 1 ½” or 2”)
- Pens (blue, black, red)
- Thanksgiving needs: collection begins mid October 2018 to begin distribution on the first Tuesday in November. We distributed 424 bags last year. Look for updated information as we get closer to that time. Needs are:
- Cans of Green Beans
- Cans of Corn
- Cans of Yams
- Boxes of Stuffing
- Cans of Fruit
- Cans of Cranberry Sauce
- Boxed White Cake Mix
- Cans of Cake Frosting
- Christmas Toy needs: collection begins mid November 2018 to begin distribution on the first Tuesday in December. We typically distribute 120 or more bags of toys every December and our goal is to ensure every bag has at least one new toy. Good toy ideas:
- Board games
- Balls of any kinds
- Toy Cars
- Books (reading and coloring)
Immanuel members – we can use your help serving at the Food Pantry! We need volunteers to sort food, pray with our guests, and distribute goods. This is a great, hands-on way to reach our community with the love of Christ. We do have some requirements and training for our volunteers, and we ask that all of our volunteers are members of Immanuel Baptist Church. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 501-376-3071 or contact Marijane Pfeiffer at email@example.com.
Immanuel’s Food Pantry is located at 10500 W. Markham, Suite 105.
Hours of Operation are Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Dates Closed in 2018: January 30, May 29, July 31, October 30, December 18, December 25 & January 1, 2019
We provide a supplement of food for individuals and families in need. Right now, we serve Little Rock clients who live in the following zip codes:
- Homeless clients
The only requirement we have is that each client provide proof of address such as a utility bill, doctor bill, etc., which proves that they currently reside in one of the zip codes that we serve.
Food Pantry Details:
- Clients may only visit the Food Pantry one Tuesday per month
- The Food Pantry cannot provide money for gasoline or transportation, phone service or utilities
- The Food Pantry cannot serve those staying in a hotel/motel
- Parking is in the back of the Food Pantry building or across the street
- Driver’s License
- Proof of address such as utility bill, lease agreement, medical bill, tax returns, school records, custody papers or voter registration
- Proof of address is needed for every member of the family/household
- Registration and recertification occurs at your annual date of your first visit
- Please do not ask for the personal phone numbers of those praying with you
- The Food Pantry is crowded during operation
- Special items provided to clients or children of the clients are:
- Easter Baskets (month prior to Easter)
- School Supplies (Tuesdays in August)
- Thanksgiving Bags (Tuesdays in November)
- Summer Food Bags (clients of the pantry who have school age children during June, July & August)
- Christmas Toy Bags (children of clients)
Impact Little Rock
Immanuel Global Outreach (GO) has partnered with Pastor Neal Scoggins, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Church Planter and Lead Pastor of City of Refuge Community Church since 2013. The Immanuel family comes alongside Neal and his team and assists with community outreach events, ministry support and leadership development. The goal of the partnership is to plant churches in the heart of Roosevelt Road and Brookview Drive that connects with the surrounding neighborhoods and has the DNA to start new churches all across southwest Little Rock.