Help restock food pantry at Reelfoot Rural Ministries that is 'desperately low' after busy summer


After a very busy summer and back-to-school season, the food pantry at Reelfoot Rural Ministries is desperately low. (Submitted photo)

After a "very busy summer and back-to-school season," the food pantry at Reelfoot Rural Ministries (RRM) is "desperately low," according to Rev. Robert Craig, executive director of the Memphis Conference agency based in Obion, Tennessee.

RRM's ministry service area includes Lake, Obion and Dyer Counties in northwest Tennessee and Fulton County in southwest Kentucky.

"We have averaged 250 households (800 individuals) served with groceries this summer," reports Craig.

Items needed to restock the food pantry for fall include:

  • Canned vegetables (examples: corn, green beans and peas)
  • Canned meat (examples: tuna, chicken, and pork)
  • Ready-to- eat foods (examples: ravioli, soup, spaghetti sauce, and chili)
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned fruit
  • Ramen noodles
For information about how to make donations of food or money, email Craig at OR call RRM at 731-538-9970.