First Fruits Ministry began in July of 2009.  Our mission is: to provide fresh produce to our hungry neighbors in Alexander County.  We accept donations from local gardeners, farmers, and fruit growers on Monday mornings at ETBC, in the gymnasium.  Volunteers divide the donations into grocery bags, for distribution at our local food banks:  The Christian Crisis Center, The Salvation Army, Stony Point Christian Ministries, and Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church. This ministry is typically active from early summer to fall.

For more information on volunteering, contact Amy Douglas at (828) 312-8137.