“Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need help.” – Isaiah 58:7
The Osceola United Methodist Church Food Pantry is a food distribution ministry which provides food to any in need resident of St. Joseph County, Indiana. We are a partner agency of the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. An average of 50 families are served each month.
The only qualification is that you must be a resident of St. Joseph County. Please bring a photo ID. No financial questions are asked. Bring a box or bag to carry food home.
The Food Pantry is open the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Beginning in February of 2021, the Food Pantry will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
What you can do to help
You can support this food ministry by donating food, making a monetary donation or by volunteering your time. Our Food Pantry needs approximately $500 a month, plus your food donations to keep our shelves stocked. Donations may be dropped of at the church Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Items the Food Pantry always needs
- Cereal – hot or cold
- Peanut butter/jelly
- Boxed meals – Hamburger Helper/ Tuna Helper/ Rice a Roni,ect.
- Canned meals – soup/stew/chili
- Canned vegetables and fruits
- Mac n Cheese
- Instant Potatoes
- Pasta Sauce
- Spaghetti noodles
- Canned tuna and chicken
- Saltine Crackers
- Personal hygiene items
- We can also accept frozen goods. Beef, chicken, pork, frozen vegetables.
Thank you for your kind donations to assist those in need.
We are so grateful to the following organizations for their partnership in helping our neighbors in need to access food in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. Your food drive and monetary donations makes a difference in the lives of hungry families and helps them gather around their tables for a wholesome meal.
Boy Scout Troop 122
Moran Elementary School Student Council
Penn High School Football Team
The United Methodist Churches of Indiana – Ministry with the Poor Grant
Cornerstone Vineyard Church
Please feel free to contact us with any questions, needs or concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regarding Food Donations Please Note: The Food Pantry does not distribute expired food or food received in compromised packages (dented cans, crushed boxes, damaged bottles or lids, opened packages, ect,)