We have found that there is a gap between people who receive on-going assistance and those who find themselves in a temporary emergency situation as a result of a job loss, death in the family, or traumatic circumstance. Our food pantry is for the purpose of providing temporary food for those who are in an emergency situation. Food provisions are based on need, and availability of food. Assistance is evaluated on a case by case basis and ultimately left to the discretion of church leadership. It is understood that food will be distributed on a temporary basis until the emergency has been rectified.