The Food Pantry & Free Medical Clinic is open to anyone in need

every Wednesday, rain or shine.

Find the Food Pantry Wish List on Amazon: Click Here

Summer Hours (May 29th - early October)

9am to 10:30am

Winter Hours (October 25 - mid May 22) 

10am - 11:30am

  • a la Despensa de Alimentos y Clínica Médica Gratuita.

    Nuestras puertas están abiertas a cualquier persona

    que lo necesite, todos los miércoles, llueva o haga sol.

    Horario de invierno (25 de octubre - mediados de mayo)

    10 a. m. - 11:30 a. m.

    Horario de verano (mediados de mayo - principios de octubre)

    9 am a 10:30 am

  • Food Pantry & Free Medical Clinic.

    Наші двері відкриті для всіх,

    хто цього потребує, щосереди,

    незалежно від дощу чи ясної погоди.

    Зимові години (25 жовтня - середина травня)

    10 ранку - 11:30 ранку

    Літній графік (середина травня - початок жовтня)

    9 ранку до 10:30 ранку

Prayers Answered for our Food Pantry

THE GOOD NEWS: Late last year, Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Food Pantry became a Partner Agency of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina for “The Emergency Food Assistance Program,” also known as TEFAP. Through the USDA and the SCDA, we began receiving larger shipments of frozen foods. Consequently, our Food Pantry entered January 2024 needing significantly more freezer capacity.

THE PROBLEM: Where could we find the funds for a new freezer? Then, in February, our large refrigerator suddenly stopped working. Now, not only did we need more freezer capability, but we also required additional refrigeration. How would we raise the funds for both?

SO WE PRAYED: In this moment of abundant need, we collectively prayed for a miracle.

WE DID WHAT WE COULD: We began researching suitable refrigeration equipment and let it be known we would need to raise a larger amount to meet these requirements. Generous individuals stepped up to assist, and we ordered the necessary units. In March, our Food Pantry was honored with the “Partner Agency Award” and a $250 credit in recognition of our rapid growth in serving TEFAP to numerous needy client households.

BUT IT WASN'T QUITE ENOUGH: However, it soon became apparent that we would not raise quite enough within the short time frame. So we kept praying.

THE FIRST MIRACLE: On April 4 we received notification from Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina that we had been awarded a grant of $12,500 to cover the costs of new refrigeration. This generous amount covered 90% of our expenses, truly an answer to our prayers! The orders we had placed for a large 3-door freezer and a matching large 3-door refrigerator, were promptly shipped from factory stock in St. Louis.

AN APPARENT OBSTACLE: But the units could not be off-loaded from the delivery truck. In addition, there was apparently not enough clearance through the Parish Hall / Gym doors. And no company wanted to move them into the church gym.

SO WE PRAYED: And we prayed. For another miracle.

THE SECOND MIRACLE: We reached out to the Food Equipment Company in Greer, Mr. Chris Carlton who graciously agreed to transport the two units, move them into our gym, and assemble the wheels. Within a span of 90 minutes, the refrigeration units arrived at St. Matthew’s. Mr. Carlton's team unloaded the units, maneuvered them into the gym, installed the wheels, and connected them. Their expertise with this equipment seemed almost magical.

PRAYERS OF GRATITUDE: Once again, prayers were answered!

As you can see, the St. Matthew’s Episcopal Food Pantry is indeed a Blessed Ministry!

Come see for yourself,

The Food Pantry Team

The Food Pantry & Free Medical Clinic has opportunities to be the hands and feet of Christ

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

Contact Mike Gloystein at, or Jim Fulton about lending a hand!

Here is the weekly schedule:

Mondays at 8am: Second Harvest Pickup & Delivery.

Tuesdays at 10am: Food Pantry Setup.

Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30am: Welcome & Assist Food Pantry Clients.

Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30am: Welcome & Assist Free Medical Clinic Clients.

The food pantry would welcomes any cash donations/contributions along with food, too!

In the first two months of 2024 our Food Pantry has served 1,110 families, representing 3,175 individuals. At this rate, we will feed 19,000 mothers, fathers, children, and individuals by year's end. This is the very real and extraordinary way Saint Matthew's is walking the walk in our community.

With this volume of clients, we are in real need of additional volunteers to greet, guide, collect prayer requests, light data entry, and listen to our Food Pantry guests.

Please prayerfully consider giving an hour or two of your time on Wednesday mornings to help make this a compassionate experience for them! It may seem like a simple and practical handing out of food items, but it is both momentous to the families, and a profound enactment of God's call on us to serve our neighbors.

Civil Rights Statement

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
For a complete nondiscrimination statement, please click here.

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.
Para obtener una Declaración de No Discriminación, haga clic aqui.

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Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church and Preschool

101 St. Matthews Lane, Spartanburg, SC


We are at the intersection of

W. O. Ezell Blvd. (Hwy 29) and St. Matthews Lane,

directly across from Barnes & Noble, behind the Truist Bank