Johnny Lewis Williamson
4/19/1935 – 6/30/2013

The Story Behind the Name

​Johnny’s mother, Pearl Williamson, was an avid gardener like her son and worked feverishly to can the bounty of her labor so that she could share it with all who entered her home.  She called her pantry, the little closet.  We can still hear the echoes of her saying “hun, go in the little closet and get you some beans or whatever you want”. She always kept the door open to this room.  The Little Closet Food Pantry offers this same “open door” welcome to all those in need of a handup.  

Our Purpose

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those of the household of faith.  Galatians 6:10

Our Mission

The Mission of The Little Closet Community Food Pantry is to serve those in need  with kindness, respect, and confidentiality.  Partnering to serve our community by providing nourishment of body, mind and spirit with the love of Christ.

Our History

​The Little Closet Community Food Pantry is a ministry of The Johnny Williamson Good Shepherd Foundation, a 501©(3), Faith-Based Organization

Johnny Williamson was driven to help others and he practiced the act of giving daily. He was always prepared to provide a need for his neighbor, never asking for anything in return.  It was out of his love for his Savior (The Good Shepherd) that he loved others.  Whoever is generous to the needy gives to the Lord.  Proverbs 19:17 

Out of community need and requests from his friends after his death, his children started the Johnny Williamson Good Shepherd Foundation.  It is our desire and prayer to fulfill this legacy of love. 

A Legacy of Love in Action