TMC Pantry's primary role is to show Jesus' compassion to individuals and families in our community facing:

  • Hunger
  • Difficult financial choices
  • Unforeseen financial setbacks
  • Underemployment - a situation in which individuals find it necessary to work in low-paying or low-skill jobs

In addition to distributing food, our long term goal is to provide in-house services and facilitate connections to resources in Cochise County that confront the root causes of hunger and encourage self-sufficiency.  

We distribute food bags to our neighbors in Golden Acres, residents of Sierra Vista, and organizations in Cochise County that help people achieve self-sufficiency including; Hoops House, Forgach House, SEABHS and Fountain of Hope Counseling.

MARCH pantry news

Happy Springtime Pantry Supporters!
We are starting to see more people coming into Thunder Mountain from the community looking for food from the pantry.  If you see someone looking for the pantry on Sunday morning, please assist them.  We’re starting to see people wandering in on Sundays and weekdays.

We gave out 43 bags in the month of March which is close to double January or February. This count does not include our “Outreach bags”(14) or “Community Connect” bags (10) given out. We saw 65 people throughout March in various formats and we estimate to have helped feed 168 people when including families.A great story from Community Connect in the month of March is that a Huachuca City bus driver took one of our bags so she could give food to residents riding her bus route. Her personal adage was “No one leaves our bus hungry.” Thank you God, for this woman’s heart and desire to help those who have less. Let your light and love shine through her.We would like to use the rest of this letter to shine a spotlight on the volunteers of the pantry, so we can introduce any unknown volunteers and thank all the volunteers and staff that make the pantry work.

Daniele Haro took the lead on the MOPS service project this month and filled the 10 community connect bags. Holly is our pantry coordinator. She organizes and directs the whole pantry operation, making the important decisions. Carol Frazeur is our pantry host coordinator. She organizes the schedule of which host serves what day. Pantry Hosts are Julie, Carol, Tammy, and Carol. They are there to give out bags at set times during the week. Deborah does our inventory and 3rd Sunday vegetable cart. Danielle and Nicole also do inventory and shopping for our pantry. Nicole and Kris represent us at Community Connect giving out bags and information about our pantry. Kris is also our Good Neighbor Alliance liaison. Bill makes sure our “to-go” bags are made and stocked weekly. Julie writes the monthly newsletter and keeps a tally of everything going out for our metrics. Nancy and Colleen make and distribute outreach community bags of food to several different organizations in town. Diana organizes and puts together Good Neighbor Alliance “move out” boxes and helps out the 3rd Sunday vegetable cart. Patty is our ambassador to the Golden Acres community and helps with 3rd Sunday vegetables. Kristal and Savannah are our ministry support. They take phone calls, direct people to our pantry, give out to-bags during off hours, and much more. Rebecca helps us out with all the admin work that needs to be done.

It takes a lot of love and effort to keep our pantry running. Thank you to everyone of you who gives of your time. Thank you for being good stewards of your gifts. You are appreciated!

 “As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” 1 Peter 4:10

Julie Pedersen
Pantry Volunteer

who We ARe

Thunder Mountain Church Pantry is staffed entirely by volunteers who give generously of their time to provide a personal and compassionate touch to people served by the pantry.

what we do

We gather and distribute food to our Thunder Mountain Church family, our neighbors in Golden Acres and to organizations around Cochise County.

TMC Pantry Hours

Wednesdays 1pm-2pm
Sundays 10:30am-11:00am
1st Tuesday of every month 5:15 pm-5:45pm
To Go Food Bags are available in the Ministry Service Center
Monday - Thursday 9am-3pm