The FUMC FOOD MINISTRY team is ready to do something to change the world and end hunger!



FANN (Friends & Neighbors Network):

Elaine Bultena (                         

FANN meets twice a month to combat food insecurity in downtown LR by providing fresh produce and nutritious foods to low income families.  At the heart of FANN is community. It is a dignified, community building program that offers a “hand-up” rather than a “hand-out.” New in the fall of 2014, this is the first program of its kind in Arkansas. The FANN team is considering offering a second FANN program in 2016.


Cooking Matters:

Joan Dudley (                                                    

Partnering with the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, Cooking Matters is a 6-class course designed to empower families at risk of hunger with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make healthy and affordable meals.  Classes are offered at FUMC and at the BCD Empowerment Center on 12th Street.


Stewpot Soup Kitchen at First Presbyterian:

 Anthony Falkowski (, FUMC staff        

Volunteers serve a nutritious lunch, as well as doing cleanup following the meal, on the 4th Tuesday of each month at First Presbyterian Church, 8th and Scott, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., to the homeless and working poor.    


Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church Community Breakfast: 

Georgia Bell ( assisted by Austin Hubbard  ( with Youth

Volunteers cook and serve a nutritious breakfast, as well as doing cleanup following the meal, on the second Sunday morning of each month at Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church, 1601 S. Louisiana., to the homeless and working poor. Volunteers are needed from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Faith Promise:  SERVE Leadership Team

A second-mile Lenten offering to alleviate hunger. Since its inception in 1988, church members pledge money annually “on faith,” with members striving to meet personal pledge goals. The season of Lent is a time of reflection and sacrifice, and the Faith Promise offering gives members an opportunity to convert “giving up” to giving. The offering aids programs that serve the hungry both locally and globally. In 2015 over $22,000 was raised and distributed to FANN, Cooking Matters, Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church Community Breakfast, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and the food programs of UMCOR.


Pancake Breakfast:

Joe Roddy (

A pancake breakfast held up to six times a year payable by donation. Besides providing a great breakfast, the profits raised are used to support a variety of Missions & Outreach programs and ministries.


Our House:

Kim Marsh  (

Supper for the residents of Our House on the second Sunday of each month. Furnishing the food ingredients, cooking and serving. No cleanup. Volunteers are invited to join the residents for the meal.