Bread of Life Food Pantry

Bread of Life

First United Methodist Church is a partner agency of the Mid-South Food Bank, a division of a national non-profit food bank network called Feeding America.   

Mid-South Food Bank Feeding the Need

The Mid-South Food Bank is an independent, nondenominational 501(c)(3) Tennessee corporation founded in 1981 and serves counties in west Tennessee, north Mississippi and east Arkansas.

Persons who come to the Bread of Life Food Pantry for food must be Tipton County residents and provide
documentation that they meet one of six criteria required by the Mid-South Food Bank:

Be current participants in the food stamps program(SNAPS)

Currently receive SSI (retirement or disability)

Be current recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families(TNAF)

Currently live in Public Housing

Be a current participant in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Have a total household income of less than 150% of the U.S. poverty income guideline based on their household size.

If they qualify to receive food, they may receive one food distribution per household every 30 days from a Mid-South Food Bank member agency.                        

Bread of Life Food Pantry Volunteer Group

The Bread of Life Food Pantry opened in April 2010 thanks to the dedication, and genuine desire of the late Rev. Grace Phelps to assist those in need.  On a monthly basis, food is distributed to between 350-400 families, averaging over 3.5 tons of food each month.

The food provided is designed to provide a balanced, nutritious supply of food, adjusted for the size of their

household, for a seven-day period. It can include meats, vegetables, fruits, cereal, peanut butter, and bread.

The pantry is staffed entirely by volunteers and funded entirely by freewill giving. A pool of over 140 individuals from different church congregations, businesses, civic groups, and school organizations provides the manpower necessary to operate the pantry smoothly. Most volunteers serve once per month either on food distribution days or throughout the week in preparation for the weekend pantry.

Volunteers are ALWAYS needed and welcomed!  If you would like to volunteer your time or contribute money to help us pay the shared maintenance costs of the food to the Mid-South Food Bank, we welcome your support and urge you to contact the church.

The Bread of Life Food pantry operate two pantries – one in the Education Building of Covington First United Methodist Church and one in south Tipton County at First United Methodist Church of Munford. Munford First has graciously allowed us free use of space in their building and members of their congregation actively support this ministry.

Covington Distribution

Covington First United Methodist Church
145 W. Church Ave. Covington, TN 38019  | Education Building Fellowship Hall
1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month from 9:00 –11:00 a.m.


Munford Distribution

Munford First United Methodist Church
57 Tipton St. S. Munford, TN 38058 
2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month from 9:00 –11:00 a.m.

The pantry is closed on 5th Saturdays.

A time of worship is offered at 8:30 a.mfor patrons and volunteers each Saturday before the food distribution begins. We sing, pray, offer scripture and a brief devotional for those who wish to participate. 

We share not only food, but the gospel of Christ!