Food Pantry Needs

A list of items needed for our food pantry. These items bless several families in our community.

08.05.2022 Pantry Needs

OUR FOOD PANTRY

For those who are able to shop a little extra, please consider dropping off items to help others in our community. In addition to helping those who call needing food, during the school year, we pack about 110 weekend bags for children facing food insecurity. (For the weekend bags, we pack 2 breakfast items, 2 snack items, and 2 lunch items per student every week! See the church's bulletin board for a list you can use to shop all year long.) You have already helped so many local families with your generous donations of food items since we first opened our pantry! A shopping cart is available at the church, if one is needed to unload items.


NOTE: In the past, we have been unable to keep fresh produce, bread, or milk on hand. At this time, however, since we have room in our freezer, we are able to accept donations of frozen meats that are in 1-3 lb. packages, particularly ground beef, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, chicken nuggets, and pork chops.


>>>Please do not bring anything dented, opened, partially used, expired, or very close to expiring<<<


Thank you so much for continuing to support our food pantry. So many families in our area have been blessed because of YOUR donations!



Currently, our pantry has need of the following items:


Please, no Sam's Club size packages at this time....we need smaller sizes for families!


  • 1-3 lb. packages of meat, particularly ground beef and pork chops. (low stock)
  • boxed cold cereal (particularly kid-friendly, such as Cap'n Crunch, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Reese's, Coco Puffs, Lucky Charms, etc.) (extremely low stock)
  • granola/breakfast bars (6-12 per pack)
  • Pop Tarts (6-12 per pack, particularly strawberry, cherry, brown sugar, fudge, s'mores, Oreo) (very low stock)
  • peanut butter or cheese sandwich crackers (low stock)


  • complete meals in a box (Banquet Homestyle Bakes or Hormel Compleats--see picture below, etc.) (low stock)
  • canned meat, including tuna (extremely low stock)
  • side dishes such as mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, rice, flavored pasta, etc. (extremely low stock)
  • soups, especially vegetable, tomato, and cream of chicken/mushroom soups (extremely low stock)
  • crackers (oyster or saltine) for soups (very low stock)
  • microwavable cups or pull tab cans of spaghetti-os, ravioli, beef-a-roni, etc. (very low stock)
  • chicken or beef Ramen noodles (very low stock)
  • pasta sauce -- Alfredo or tomato-based (low stock)


  • canned or cups of fruit (mixed, peaches, mandarin oranges) or applesauce (low stock)
  • canned potatoes (whole, sliced, or diced), peas, and carrots (very low stock)


  • cake mixes and brownie mixes (very low stock)
  • icing/frosting (very low stock)
  • Jello/pudding snack cups (very low stock)
  • boxes of Jello (extremely low stock)


  • bar soap like Dial, Ivory, etc. (extremely low stock)
  • body wash (we are out!)
  • 4- or 6-pack toilet paper (low stock)
  • laundry detergent (extremely low stock)
  • dish detergent (very low stock)
  • shampoo (extremely low stock)
  • conditioner (extremely low stock)
  • toothbrushes (very low stock)
  • toothpaste (very low stock)
  • tampons or feminine pads (extremely low stock)
  • deodorant--men's & women's (extremely low stock)
  • razors--men's & women's (extremely low stock)


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For your reference, here is A COMPLETE LIST OF ITEMS we try to carry in the pantry:


  • complete meals in a box (Banquet Homestyle Bakes, etc.)
  • hamburger/tuna/chicken helper
  • potato/rice/flavored pasta sides
  • boxed cold cereal (particularly for kids: Cap'n Crunch, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Reese's, Coco Puffs, etc.)
  • Pop Tarts (particularly brown sugar, fudge, s'mores, Oreo)
  • breakfast/granola bars
  • pancake mixes (just add water is super nice!)
  • maple syrup
  • oatmeal (small boxes of flavored packets preferred)
  • peanut butter
  • jelly
  • pudding/Jello cups
  • canned fruit or fruit in cups
  • canned meat (chicken, tuna, etc.)
  • canned soups (chicken noodle, tomato, potato, vegetable, beef stew, & chili)
  • canned or microwave spaghetti-os, ravioli, etc.
  • macaroni and cheese (boxes or microwavable cups)
  • pork and beans
  • broth (chicken, beef, or vegetable)
  • gravies (jar or envelopes)
  • pasta (penne, shells, elbow, spaghetti, etc.)
  • pasta sauce (tomato/alfredo)
  • Ramen noodles
  • canned green beans, corn, peas, carrots, & potatoes
  • cake, brownie, muffin, & cookie mixes (just add water is super nice!)
  • cake/cookie frostings
  • ranch dressing/dip
  • 4pk toilet paper
  • toothbrushes & toothpaste
  • deodorant (men's & women's)
  • disposable razors (men's & women's)
  • shampoo & conditioner
  • dish soap
  • feminine hygiene products
  • laundry detergent / fabric softener


The quickest items to go are quick meals (hamburger helper type or complete meals in a box), canned meat, pasta, boxed potatoes, rice, oatmeal packets, cereal, pop tarts, breakfast/granola bars, canned fruit, ramen noodles, soups, mac-n-cheese, toilet paper, laundry detergent, bar soap, shampoo/conditioner).