Opis Lockett Jr., pastor of Evangel Fellowship along with help from the men's department at Evangelical Fellowship, decided the holidays were a perfect time for the pantry to re-open their doors. Saturday morning, the church held a cookout to preview the pantry's official opening on Monday, December 23 at 6:30 p.m. Sample boxes with a variety of canned goods were passed out to anyone in need by church volunteers. The pantry will work on a referral system. Anyone in the Triad area who meets social service requirements can have access. The program is accepting a variety of non-perishable items and some meats.