Food Pantry Needs

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

08.25.2023 Pantry Needs


We have an "emergency food pantry" at the church. We help anyone in the area.

For our folks who are able to shop a little extra, please consider dropping off items to help others in our community. NOTE: We do not accept fresh produce, bread, milk, or other soon-to-perish items. Please do not bring anything dented, opened, partially used, expired, or within 6 months of 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! Summers are especially hard for families because the children are not eating one or two meals at school each day.

Currently, our pantry has need of the following items:

  • body wash (we are out!)
  • 4- or 6-pack toilet paper (low stock)
  • laundry detergent (we are out!)
  • dish soap (we are out!)
  • bar soap (low stock)
  • shampoo (we are out!)
  • conditioner (we are almost out!)
  • toothbrushes (we are out of adult sizes!)
  • toothpaste (extremely low stock)
  • tampons or feminine pads (extremely low stock)
  • deodorant--men's & women's (we are out!)
  • razors--men's & women's (very low stock)
  • Kleenex tissues (we are out!)

  • 1-3 lb. packages of meat, particularly chicken, hot dogs, pork chops, and chicken nuggets. (we are out!)
  • granola/breakfast bars (we are out!)
  • Pop Tarts (particularly brown sugar, fudge, s'mores, Oreo, strawberry, cherry) (extremely low stock)
  • oatmeal (we are out!)
  • pancake mix (just add water is nice / we are out!)
  • pancake syrup (we are out!)
  • jams/jellies (we are out!)
  • side dishes such as mashed potatoes, rice, scalloped potatoes, flavored pasta, etc. (very low stock)
  • pasta sauce (tomato/alfredo) (extremely low stock)
  • chicken or beef Ramen noodles (extremely low stock)
  • cake mixes and brownie mixes (just add water is nice) (extremely low stock)
  • icing/frosting (extremely low stock)
  • ketchup/mustard (extremely low stock)
  • Italian and ranch salad dressings (extremely low stock)



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.


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 fastest 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).