Open arms food pantry

"Pile your troubles on God’s shoulders— he’ll carry your load, he’ll help you out. He’ll never let good people topple into ruin." Psalm 55:22

Open Arms Food Pantry is open every Tuesday from 3 to 5 pm.

The Open Arms Food Pantry began in 2013 at First United Methodist of Hot Springs to help those in need of assistance and direction.  Open Arms recognizes the need in the community to reach out and help with food, spiritual direction, and a place to feel welcome.  We let each participant know they are welcome to come and worship here at the church.  We are all children of God and want to be treated with respect and dignity while meeting basic human needs.

We collect toiletries, food and monetary (to purchase food) donations for the pantry to be distributed each week to those in need.  This ministry has proved to be of help throughout the community.  Our pastors, Stephen ministers, prayer team and congregation members pray with each of the families and they are so appreciative of the time we take with them.  If you would like more information on our Open Arms Food Pantry or would like to volunteer to be part of this ministry, please email Penny Armstrong at or call the church office at 501.623.6668.