RCS food pantry

Rockdale Christian Services operates a food pantry at 224 West Cameron Avenue, open 10 a.m. until noon weekdays. Donations of non-perishable food items are welcome, especially one-pound bags of rice, pinto beans, macaroni and cheese, canned soups and peanut butter. Donations may also be taken to 11 RCS-member churches: First Baptist, First Christian, First Presbyterian, Full Gospel Chapel, Grace Lutheran, Peace Lutheran, Meadowbrook Baptist, Primera Iglesia Bautista, St. Joseph’s Catholic, St. Thomas Episcopal and St. John’s Methodist.

Heavenly Treasures

Rockdale Christian Services “Heavenly Treasures” thrift store, 233 North Main, serves the needy with gently used clothing and household items at prices from 25 cents to $5. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. A “$3 Bag Day” is held first Friday of each month. Donations to the thrift store are appreciated and should be left only during operating hours. Member churches supply volunteers to work at the Rockdale Christian Services Heavenly Treasures thrift store serving the needy. Following are volunteer dates assigned.

Oct. 10-11, St Joseph Catholic; Oct. 12, Foster Ladies; Oct. 16, Tuesday Volunteers; Oct. 17-18, First Baptist; Oct. 19, First Christian; Oct. 23, Tuesday Volunteers; Oct. 24-25, Guadalupanas; Oct. 26, Grace Lutheran; Oct. 30, Tuesday Volunteers; Oct. 31, First Presbyterian.—Judy Brown, volunteer chair.

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