Food Pantry Needs

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

12.04.2023 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:

  • 1-3 lb. packages of meat, particularly chicken, pork chops, and chicken nuggets. (low stock)
  • complete meals in a box (Banquet Homestyle Bakes, etc.) (low stock)
  • hamburger/tuna/chicken helper (extremely low stock)
  • microwaveable cups or pop-top cans Chef Boyardee-type meals (extremely low stock)
  • pancake mix (just add water is nice!) (extremely low stock)
  • maple-flavored syrup (extremely low stock)
  • oatmeal (extremely low stock)
  • breakfast/granola bars (extremely low stock)
  • jams/jellies (low stock)
  • side dishes such as mashed potatoes, rice, scalloped potatoes, flavored pasta, etc. (extremely low stock)
  • can potatoes (whole, sliced, or diced) (we are out!)
  • pasta (penne, rigatoni, shells, elbow) (low stock)
  • pasta sauce (tomato/alfredo) (we are out!)
  • cream soups (cream of chicken or cream of mushroom) (we are out!)
  • chicken or beef Ramen noodles (extremely low stock)
  • ranch dressing (extremely low stock)
  • ketchup (extremely low stock)
  • boxed Jello (we are out!)
  • cake mixes (just add water is nice!) (extremely low stock)
  • frosting/icing (we are out!)
  • canned fruit (mixed, pineapple, peaches) (we are out!)
  • canned meat (chicken, beef, or tuna) (extremely low stock)

  • 4- or 6-pack toilet paper (we are out!)
  • shampoo & conditioner (low stock)
  • deodorant (extremely low stock)
  • tampons or feminine pads (we are out!)


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-flavored pancake 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, beef, 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).