SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (KNWA) — Giving back and volunteering is top of mind for many people during the holidays. But the need for help stretches way beyond Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Trinity Pentecostal Church in Siloam Springs is hosting a monthly community food pantry.

People will be able to get canned foods, meats, and even hygiene items donated by the public.

Tami Hutcheson is in charge of the pantry and she said it’s a good way to help those who find themselves in a rough patch.

“There’s always been a need at some point in our life,” Hutcheson said. “Just having someone you can count on is just a benefit and a blessing.”

Senior pastor, Mike Whorton has been with the church for almost 37 years. He said the initiative makes a big difference in the community.

“When you see people that are so thankful to get a little bit of food, to help them through their rough time, it’s such a pleasure to know that you’re extending your hand as Jesus did,” Whorton said.

Groceries can be picked up with a drivers license or other identification from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at 2450 S. Lincoln Street on the following dates:

Tuesday, January 14

Tuesday, February 11

Tuesday, March 10

Tuesday, April 21

Tuesday, May 19

Tuesday, June 16

Tuesday, July 14

Tuesday, August 11