Food Pantry Needs

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

11.09.2022 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 the church office needing food, during the school year, we also pack about 160 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! THAT'S 960 ITEMS PER WEEK!!! In addition to people calling for emergency food needs! 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:


  • 1-3 lb. packages of meat, particularly chicken, ground beef, pork chops, and chicken nuggets. (extremely low stock)
  • boxed 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) (extremely low stock)
  • Pancake Mix (just add water is nice!) (extremely low stock)
  • Pop Tarts (6-12 per pack, particularly strawberry, cherry, brown sugar, fudge, s'mores, Oreo) (extremely low stock)
  • Peanut Better (low stock)
  • Grape Jelly (extremely low stock)


  • complete meals in a box (Banquet Homestyle Bakes or Hormel Compleats--see picture below, etc.) (low stock)
  • canned meat--chicken or tuna only (extremely low stock)
  • side dishes such as mashed potatoes, rice, scalloped potatoes, flavored pasta, etc. (extremely low stock)
  • macaroni and cheese (microwavable cups & boxed) (extremely low stock)
  • soups (chicken noodle, tomato, potato, vegetable, and cream of chicken/mushroom) (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. (extremely low stock)
  • chicken or beef Ramen noodles (extremely low stock)
  • pasta (spaghetti, penne, elbow, rotini, farfalle, etc.) (extremely low stock)
  • pasta sauce -- Alfredo or tomato-based (extremely low stock)


  • cups and canned fruit (mixed, peaches, mandarin oranges) (extremely low stock)
  • canned vegetables--potatoes (whole, sliced, or diced), green beans, peas, and carrots (very low stock)


  • cake mixes and brownie mixes (just add water is nice) (extremely low stock)
  • icing/frosting (extremely low stock)
  • Jello/pudding--snack cups (preferred) or boxes (extremely low stock)


  • Ranch dressing (very low stock)
  • Ketchup (very low stock)


  • bar soap (very low stock)
  • body wash (very low stock)
  • 4- or 6-pack toilet paper (extremely low stock)
  • laundry detergent (very low stock)
  • dish detergent (very low stock)
  • shampoo (very low stock)
  • conditioner (very low stock)
  • toothbrushes (very low stock)
  • toothpaste (very low stock)
  • tampons or feminine pads (low stock)
  • deodorant--men's & women's (very low stock)
  • razors--men's & women's (very 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, strawberry, cherry)
  • breakfast/granola bars
  • pancake mixes (just add water is super nice!)
  • maple syrup
  • oatmeal (small boxes of flavored packets preferred)
  • peanut butter or cheese sandwich crackers
  • 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).