The St. John’s UCC Food Pantry distributes free food on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Our free community breakfast, every Saturday morning from 8:30 to 9:15 has been Canceled due to the Covid-19 situation.


The St. John’s UCC Food Pantry distributes free produce, meat and nonperishable food items to local families and individuals from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Thanks to a small team of dedicated volunteers and the support of the Shiawassee Hunger Network, Greater Lansing Food Bank, Feeding America and other community partners, the St. John's UCC Food Pantry provides groceries once a month to approximately 80 local households, over 200 people per month.

Each household is given three meals for five days, per person. To be eligible to receive food from the Pantry you must:

  • Be a Shiawassee County resident
  • Be in need of food assistance
  • Not have been served by another food pantry in the past 7 days


We did serve a free community breakfast in our fellowship hall every Saturday morning from 8:30 to 9:15, along with sack lunches to go until the Covid-19 pandemic. We will re-activate it as soon as there is need.

The menu is different every week depending on who's cooking, but it's always filling and delicious and served with kindness.

We are extremely grateful for the help of various local organizations and families who come to St. John's UCC on Saturday mornings to cook for and serve our guests. If your organization would like to sign up to serve breakfast, please contact Patricia in our church office at (989) 725-7072 or at

Everyone is welcome to join us for breakfast, with no prerequisites or sign-in required.


  • Volunteer your time - we could really use your help!
  • Donate money with which we will purchase food for the Food Pantry
  • Donate toiletry items or cleaning supplies (things our pantry clients need but we can't get from the Food Bank)

Food Pantry volunteer roles include using your car, truck or station wagon to pick up food deliveries; packing boxes for pantry clients; organizing donated food items; checking pantry clients in on distribution day; and helping them carry their items. For more information, contact Steve at