St. James Food Pantry

A quarterly plan to support active military and college students

About the Food Pantry

The St. James Food Pantry’s mission it to give back to our community and less fortunate. The pantry has grown tremendously since its beginning in 2008.

Since 2016, the monthly food distribution has drawn in approximately 500 families and provides enough food to feed nearly 1600 people.

3rd Wednesday of Every Month

The food pantry is always held on the third Wednesday of the month, with the exception of December.  There is no distribution in December.

St James Food Pantry

Watch the Food Pantry In Action!

How It Works

Clients are invited into the sanctuary beginning at 4:00 PM.

 As clients enter they must present a suitable picture I.D., proof of address, and proof of the number of people living in the household.

Examples: birth certificates, social security cards, medical cards.

Lottery numbers from 1-300 are given to clients as they enter and are used to determine the order in which they will be called into the Community Room to select food.

Pre-packaged bags of food are given to those who do not receive a lottery number. Food distribution begins at 5:00 PM.

** Because this can be a very long evening, it is highly encouraged that alternative care be found for young children.

Volunteer Opportunities

The preparation for each distribution requires a tremendous number of man hours and volunteers are always appreciated.

Please call the church office at 217-442-1504 for more information about volunteering.

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