Supporting our community during COVID-19
- LOT 2540 Thrift store is currently closed to the public. We will reevaluate the situation on April 1, 2020.
- Our Cafe is open for lunch Wednesday – Saturday from 12 – 1:30 pm for take-out only.
- Our Food Pantry will be offered curbside on the second and last Saturday of each month.
- Office hours for phone-in client & customer service are Wednesday thru Saturday 10 – 2 pm at 336.447.3873.
- Join us on Facebook Live at 12:30 pm Wednesday – Saturday to see the latest products available for purchase.
As you are aware, because of the mandate that no large groups gather together, we have made some changes to our thrift store operations and client food distributions.
For safety reasons, we are closing our thrift store to the public for the next couple of weeks beginning March 18th. This is the only way to ensure that all clients and staff are safe from group gatherings.
We are still serving lunch 12:00-1:30 Wednesday-Saturday as to go meals. We ask that you remain in your vehicle and wait for instructions on when to approach to pick up your meal.
We will still be able to accept donations when we are open, however we ask that you please call in advance to discuss what type of items you will be bringing. Please do not bring items when we are not open. This will mean that they will not be used for the mission and will have to be disposed of.
Client services for 70 and older will still be offered on an appointment basis. If you are attending the open pantry on March 28th, this will be a drive through situation as well. Arrive between 9:00-9:30. Please remain in your vehicle and wait for instructions. There will be plenty of volunteers to help guide you in this process. You will still need to bring your ID and proof of address as well as your Second Harvest food bank card. Current clients that are in Western Rockingham area consisting of Madison, Mayodan and Stoneville will be served. Folks from other areas please utilize pantries that are closer to you.
FACEBOOK LIVE VIRTUAL SALES:
In an effort to offset losses during this time we will be doing some virtual sales online through Facebook live and Ebay. If you are participating in our Facebook live sales and see something that you are interested in, you will be able to purchase items and pick them up at the front sidewalk.
Yes, we will still be accepting cash donations. If you are able to support us with funds, please donate.
FUND RAISING ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
The mission is vital to so many in the county who are food insecure. Because we are having to close our store to the public, this will greatly impact our ability to continue the mission as usual. With that said, this is a unique opportunity to use your free time at home to reach out to your friends and family on our behalf. There are many ways to campaign for LOT 2540 and raise funds that are needed to continue to feed those in need. Thank you so much in advance.
We appreciate your cooperation as we work through this unusual time and hope that things will be back to normal very soon.
At LOT 2540, our mission is to care for the most vulnerable of our community – the families and individuals downstream from the COVID-19 event. At times, we all make decisions that are HARD and the decision to close our public facing thrift store is a hard one. The thrift store currently produces about 60% of the income used to fund our feeding programs, Mobile Market and Elevate teaching ministries. However we serve The Strong Deliverer, and God will provide a way for the willing to love the Least of These.
We will need donations of food, finances and hygiene products to continue the work we have been called to. Please consider giving today.
Who we are
CARE FOR THE LEAST OF THESE...
"To do what it tells us in Matthew 25:40 – care for the least of these – feed, clothe, care…that’s our purpose here at LOT."
"LOT means everything to me. I am able to serve and be in the community. I see people who are hurt and don’t want to go into a church. It’s great knowing that they have somewhere to go. We are being Jesus in the street."
AN OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE OUT WHAT GOD'S PURPOSE FOR ME...
"LOT is an opportunity to live out what God’s purpose for me is. It’s a place where people can come and be the church. A place of hope! A living, thriving community where people are loved with God’s love. We use His mercy and His grace to do the work."
WE LOVE GOD...
"We love God, and we love our neighbor."
"At LOT, we believe in lovin’ all over people! We want to see lives restored."