House of Bread Deliverance Church, 500 S. Main St., will hand out food from its pantry in a drive-through set up beginning at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 20. The monthly distribution will continue in this method because of concerns with the coronavirus, according to a news release.


“House of Bread Deliverance Church is preparing for their monthly food distribution program amid COVID-19,”


according to a news release. “Based on social distancing guidelines, the distribution process will be different, and House of Bread is committed to the terms.”


Traffic will be guided to the church starting from the area of Fifth Avenue and State Street, proceeding west down Fifth Avenue and will be directed into a three-stall driveway (the old Bank of America teller window area). Main Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues will be closed. All persons will stay in their vehicles while the volunteer staff load their food supply.


Current customers will only need to roll down the passenger window and present their ID. Their food supply will be loaded in the back seat or trunk of car and social distancing will be followed, according to the release.


New customers are being asked to come by the church on or before Sunday, April 19, to complete a registration form. New customers are encouraged to do so in order to be in the count of the 200 minimum boxes that are prepared. New customers can go online to download the registration form at www.houseofbreadark.org . House of Bread is asking that there be only one person in each car to help comply with social distancing guidelines.


House of Bread’s pastor and apostle, Saint Mary Harris, is prayerful and hopeful that these adjustments will allow the ministry to continue to support families in need of these services and is requesting everyone to be patient and in full support of all city and state guidelines during this pandemic.


“At the same time, House of Bread Deliverance Church is fully depending on God and ongoing supporters to stay in faithful belief that God is going to provide protection and resources for the program to be successful. Partners, underwriters are encouraged to continue in prayer and donating to these efforts,” according to the release.


House of Bread’s food pantry has impacted thousands through the monthly distribution and at other intervals when people have needs.


“Annually, Apostle Saint Mary moves beyond the circle of Pine Bluff and Arkansas and travels into foreign soil to plant seeds of finances, commodities and church leadership and startups to expand her calling as God directs,” according to the release.


Volunteers are needed for the food distribution. To volunteer, donate or for more details, call 870-872-2196, email houseofbread0894@sbcglobal.net or visit the website at www.houseofbreadark.org .