But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19

Did you know that the Mt. Zion Baptist Church is a USDA Distribution Site? 

    It was the vision and desire of Pastor Lewis M. Watson and Deaconess Bernice Pannell, that Mt. Zion become a place where food could be distributed to those in need. Deaconess Davis made the necessary contacts with the Central Virginia Food Bank in Richmond, compiled the necessary documentation and found that there was an immediate need for a USDA food distribution site in the area of Charlotte County.  Pastor Watson, Deaconess Bernice Pannell and Mrs. Blanche Hancock attended the training and workshops and are the authorized representatives to shop at the CVFD in Richmond.

    USDA’s canned and non-perishable items are delivered by truck once a month when USDA goods are available in the warehouse.   Mt. Zion missionary and members provide funds and additional food to be distributed.

    In 2009, the members of the Providence Baptist Church in Red House, Va. joined with Mt. Zion, not only contributing financially, but also physically in preparation of the boxes of food alongside our youth.   They carry boxes to the vehicles for the elderly and disabled who cannot carry the boxes themselves.  We thank God for the beautiful fellowship and unity between Mt. Zion and Providence Baptist Church.

    Our distribution date is every Saturday before the 3rd Sunday of every month from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  If you receive SSI, disability, Medicaid and Medicare, you are eligible if your income is not above the government’s limit.

    We began in November 2005 with less than 40 boxes distributed to clients.  In 2009, over 130 households, including over 280 elderly, adults and children, are in need of additional goods.

For further information, please contact:

Pastor Lewis M. Watson, Overall Site Director
Pastor’s Study 434-248-9002

Deaconess Bernice Pannell, Director and Coordinator

Mrs. Blanche Hancock, Assistant Director





















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