Food Closet

The Story of The Food Closet

-Toni Langley

No one is sure how long The Food Closet has been in place.

It’s mission of providing food to people in Four Oaks and the surrounding area is something that many people have taken advantage of for a long time. “It’s been around since at least the 1990’s.” says Gertrude Beaver, current Missions member and founder of the Food Closet.

How is it possible that in today’s time there are children and adults that are going hungry?

The thing about the Food Closet is, it does not ask why.  It just gives. It gives hope, brings a smile, fills the tummy and stops the pain.

Joey Yow distributes the food for us. It serves an average of two to four families per week. There are single moms and individuals as well as some family members.

A reliable source of food, most people stop by or call early in the week.  Joey will usually bag about 2 or 3 bags of food for the grateful recipients.

If you would like to make an immediate difference in someone’s life, think about the Food Closet


Contact Reverend Yow if you have a need or know someone who could benefit from this ministry. If you would like to support this ministry, below are items which may be donated to supply the Food Closet:
  • Apple sauce
  • Canned vegetables (peas, corn, green beans, butter beans, etc.)
  • Instant Grits (Boxes of individual servings.)
  • Instant Oatmeal (Boxes of individual servings in assorted flavors.)
  • Canned fruits
  • Canned meats (e.g. Ham, Treet, Spam, Chicken, Tuna, etc.)
  • Large cans of stew beef, ravioli with meat, spaghetti with meat, Beef – A – Roni with meat, etc.
  • Large cans of soups (e.g. Vegetable, Vegetable Beef, Chicken Noodle, Tomato, etc.)
  • Large packages of Mac and Cheese
  • Peanut butter (18 oz or larger)
  • Pop Tarts
  • Saltine Crackers