People who come to a monthly drive-through pantry conducted by a church in North Jackson this weekend will find more than food being given away.

First Federated Church Pastor Jack Acri announced that in addition to groceries, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard at 10786 Mahoning Avenue will also hand out rechargeable batteries, chargers, and LED bulbs on Saturday, May 18.

“We all use rechargeable batteries daily in our mobile devices,” says Pastor Acri, “but think of all the things we use expensive disposable batteries for: from toys to TV remotes to emergency flashlights. Replacing disposable with rechargeable reduces costs. Plus, everyone knows LED bulbs last longer and save on electricity, thus allowing more room in the budget for necessities.”

The batteries, chargers, and bulbs have been purchased with money donated by global tech company Aptiv, formerly Delphi of Warren.

“Aptiv’s mission is to provide safer, greener and more connected solutions for the future of mobility,” says Teresa Hegarty, Global Innovation Director at Aptiv. “Our sustainability solutions are about continually making a positive impact on the environment, on the community and on society as a whole and this project certainly qualifies.”

Pastor Acri says he hopes the giveaway influences future purchases that are healthier for the planet.

The food pantry, which has been in operation since 1980 and serves more than 2,000 each year, is open one Saturday each month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.