St. Paul’s Food Pantry is a major mission of our church. The Pantry is open on Tuesday and Friday mornings, from 10 a.m. until noon, and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30. The pantry is rarely closed, even if the church offices are closed. Clients may visit twice a month, and on each visit receive bags of food and other necessary household items.
In addition to staple items like canned goods and pasta, we provide bread and fresh produce thanks to local bakeries and grocery stores, Harvesters, and our own community garden. A major service project of the Day School each year collects over 10,000 items for the Food Pantry.
We are continually in need of volunteers and donations. Volunteers are needed to unload trucks of food, sort the food, pack it into bags, and distribute the bags on pantry days. If you would like to do some shopping for the pantry, staples like pasta, canned tuna, peanut butter, jelly, boxes of macaroni and cheese, canned fruits and vegetables, and soups are always in demand, as are toiletries (especially deodorant and shampoo).
To enhance the quality of life of our clients by distributing food and other personal items in a manner that promotes the dignity and value of each person.
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August 2014 is Canned Fruit Month!
During August, as in July, the pantry will be collecting boxed fruit items, applesauce, orange slices, pears, fruit cocktail, raisins, dates, etc. The pantry also needs canned meats such as tuna fish, Vienna sausages, Spam, corned beef, sardines, etc. Please place your items in the container next to the literature rack near the elevator in the church lobby, or feel free to stop in the pantry and leave them on the table. Please also consider bringing toilet paper and personal toiletry items, as well as paper grocery bags. Thank you!
To Learn More …
For more information on the Food Pantry, to volunteer, or to make a donation, please contact the church office (816.931.2850).