"Leading people to Christ, Learning to be Disciples, Loving through service."
First United Methodist Church of Covington, TN
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Bread of Life

Bread of Life Community Outreach Ministry
 Food Pantry Documentary by Christie Caldwell






Pantry distribution days and locations are as follows:

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. on 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month – First United Methodist Church, 145 W. Church Avenue, in Covington: Fellowship Hall
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. on 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month – Munford United Methodist Church, 57 S. Tipton Street in Munford.

If there are questions or more information is needed, please contact the church office at 476-9694 or covingtonfumc@covingtonfumc.com.

Click to Watch Video

Bread of Life Feeding Ministry celebrates 5 year anniversary by partnering with Munford FUMC!

Description of Ministry

First United Methodist Church is a member agency of the Mid-South Food Bank, a division of a national non-profit food bank network called Feeding America.   

Mid-South Food Bank is an independent, nondenominational 501(c)(3) Tennessee corporation founded in 1981 and serves counties in west Tennessee, north Mississippi and east Arkansas.

Persons who come for food must be Tipton County residents and provide documentation that they meet one of six criteria required by the Mid-South Food Bank:

  1. Be current participants in the food stamp program; or

  2. Currently receive SSI (retirement or disability); or

  3. Be current recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); or

  4. Currently live in public housing; or

  5. Be current participant in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program; or

  6. Have total household income of less than 150% of the U.S. poverty income guideline based on their household size


If they qualify to receive food, they may receive one food distribution per household every 30 days from a Mid-South Food Bank member agency.


The food pantry opened in April 2010 and, on a monthly basis, food is distributed to between 350-400 families, averaging almost 10 tons of food each month. We have a pool of over 200 persons who serve regularly in the food pantry operation from several different church congregations and many individuals from civic and school organizations. Most volunteers work once a month.   

The food provided is designed to provide a balanced, nutritious supply of food, adjusted for the size of their household, for a seven-day period. It includes meats, vegetables, fruits, milk, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, and bread.

The pantry is staffed entirely by volunteers and funded entirely by freewill giving. If you would like to volunteer your time or contribute money to help us pay the shared maintenance costs of the food to the Mid-South Food Bank, we welcome your support and participation.


Boxed Food at Covington Food Pantry


Bread of Life Food Pantry Sign


Jamie Glenn at Munford Food Pantry



Mattie Byrd and Barbara David hard at work on the bagging team at the Covington food pantry.
(Photo taken Saturday, September 18, 2010.)