Contact Us

  • Phone: (724) 330-5350

  • Email GRACE UMC

  • Mailing Address:

    Grace UMC Coal Center

    420 California Drive

    Coal Center, PA


Food Bank

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I am the coordinator of the food bank & Peggy Baker is the cocordinator. The people that help each month are Dan Meharey, Rich Kowalczk, Pam Kibler, Kelly Kibler & Tom Cramer. I have been blessed to have these great people helping each month for several years.

Our January Food Bank distribution day was January 27. Total recipients were 103 from 38 house-holds. 33 of these recipients are legally disabled and 27 households receive SNAP. 75 pounds of baked goods were received from Bentleyville Giant Eagle. We had nine volunteers for 33 hours.

Our delivery date for February will be the 23rd with distribution day on the 24th. 

I want to thank everyone who has responded to our cry for help on the distribution day. It is certainly appreciated and as one volunteer said, very humbling and makes you aware of how blessed we are!

Sherry Cramer | Coal Center Food Pantry Coordinator

Strong muscles needed! Lend a hand one Saturday each month from 9:30 to 12:30. We are in need of two individuals who can lift and carry 50-75 pounds. Dates crossed out have been fully staffed. Praise God!

Dates in need of filling:

  • April 28 (one person needed)
  • August 25
  • September 22
  • October 27
  • November 17
  • December 22

List the dates you can work in the comment section of your Welcome Card or contact Sherry Cramer at or 724-366-3784.

The Food Pantry is currently located in the attached garage near the basketball hoop at Grace Church.

With the increase of recipients, space has become tight.  There is a proposal  to relocate the food pantry to the garage in the right parking lot at the church. Check out these photos showing how packed it is in the current space when all the food has been delivered.

Storage is at a premium, leaving little space for the volunteers to sort, box and bag the items and for the recipients to process through on pick-up day.