No one in our family goes hungry

Brookside believes that individuals and families can use their own capabilities to provide food for themselves and their families.  We want to avoid creating dependent relationship that reinforce unhealthy messages about people's capabilities.  We want people to use their God-given talents and abilities to provide for themselves and their families.  We don't want to do something for you that you can do for yourself.  

Our co-op is a membership based family where participants volunteer 2-hours of their time to Brookside Community Church.  By joining the co-op you establish an "ownership" role in meeting your households needs, but you are also connecting yourself to a church family that desires to care for you even beyond your food needs.  By volunteering to help clean our building, care for our children on Sunday morning, work with our youth, or volunteer in our after-school programs, you are connecting and being part of what God is doing in and through Brookside Community Church.  After completing the volunteer hours, co-op members receive a pantry pass to shop for the food their family needs.  

Volunteers Opportunities

  • Sunday Morning Services (Greeting Team, Children's & Youth Ministry, Worship Team, Security Team)
  • Maintenance Team
  • Cleaning & Setting-Up events in our Building
  • After-School Program (Food Team, Set-Up Team, Coach Mentor, Security)
  • Food Co-op (Director, Food Pick-Up, Pantry Organization)

Co-Op Shopping Hours

Every Wednesday 10:30am-12:00pm
3rd Wednesday Night 5:30pm-7:00pm
3rd Saturday Morning 9:00am-10:30am

We will provide emergency food assistance when necessary. Repeat visits to the co-op will require a membership.