The St. John’s UCC Food Pantry distributes free food in our church parking lot from 1:00-3:00 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
We serve a free hot breakfast every Saturday morning from 8:00-9:00 am.
Saturday Morning Breakfast
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 Andy at pantry@stjohnsUCCowosso.org.
The St. John's UCC Food Pantry has been distributing food in our community for over 20 years, since 2000.
The Food Pantry remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but we changed how we operate to help keep everyone safe. Realizing that many of those changes provided an overall better experience for our guests, so since then we have maintained those new practices. Instead of coming into the building and waiting for their food, our guests now remain in their cars. Our volunteers come up to each guest's parked car and complete the guest's paperwork for them in the parking lot. Our volunteers then bring out each family’s food and load it directly into their car for them.
We also periodically set up a table or tent in the parking lot with additional non-food items to give away, and we host an annual Christmas gift room for food pantry guests on the day of our December Food Pantry distribution.