The Malcom United Methodist Church is home to the Malcom Food Pantry. The pantry opened on September 11, 2012 in response to growing concern about hungry people in their area. Many of their potential guests had limited access for traveling to other towns for assistance.
The Northeast Iowa Food Bank estimates that over 2,300 individuals are food insecure in Poweshiek County. Linda Massengale, director of the pantry, recognizes the church’s ministry as a way to be disciples of Jesus Christ. “By caring for the needs of those in this community, we are able to improve the quality of life in our portion of the world.”
The pantry is open on Tuesday’s from 4 -6 p.m. every week or by appointment. Last year a Matthew 25 grant from the Central District, which is supported by apportionment gifts from United Methodist churches throughout Iowa, provided funds for purchasing food for the pantry from the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.