MONROE, CT — Stepney Baptist Church welcomes residents struggling to make ends meet to its Salt and Light Food Pantry, which is open every Saturday from 11 a.m. until noon.
“Our pantry has maintained a regular pace of clients throughout,” said The Rev. Kevin Merritt, pastor of the church. “We haven’t seen an uptick. We also know there are more pantries open now than there were pre-pandemic, which is a great thing.”
The church operates the food pantry on its site at 423 Main St. Those who come will receive a bag of groceries.
“We don’t screen guests and we work with Connecticut Foodshare to keep our pantry stocked,” Merritt said.
He said the pantry also has fresh vegetables donated by Mason’s Farm Market, 770 Main St. in Monroe.