The St. John’s UCC Food Pantry distributes free food from 1:00 - 3:00 on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
Our free community breakfast on Saturday mornings has been canceled until further notice due to the pandemic.
SPECIAL NOTE: The Food Pantry remains open despite COVID, but we have changed how we operate to help keep everyone safe. Due to COVID we are not currently allowing guests inside the building. Guests should remain in their cars and our volunteers will complete the guests’ paperwork for them in the parking lot, maintaining social distance. All of our volunteers are required to wear masks and gloves. Our volunteers will bring out each family’s food and load it directly into their car for them.
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
Breakfast is Canceled Until Further Notice
We have traditionally served a free community breakfast in our fellowship hall every Saturday morning from 8:30 to 9:15, along with sack lunches to go. However, our BREAKFAST IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. We will return to serving breakfast when it is safe to do so.
When we're open, you can expect the menu to be 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 church@stjohnsUCCowosso.org.
Everyone is welcome to join us for breakfast, with no prerequisites or sign-in required.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
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 pantry@stjohnsUCCowosso.org.