While uncertainty looms, you should know for certain that we are ready to serve you, no explanation necessary.  

We are closed Tuesdays and Thursdays.  We are only open on

Saturdays from 9am - 1pm.  You will stay in your car. 

We are using a drive thru model. 


IF/WHEN we close, it will be posted here and on our FaceBook Page.  

Food Donations Update 3.16.20


  • We welcome pallets of food from trucking companies and/or grocery stores, etc. Please call 815.439.2320

  • For the safety of our volunteers who have to sort and date check all donations, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING FOOD DRIVE DONATIONS OR PRIVATE DONATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  

We expect many new clients in the upcoming weeks. PLEASE GIVE to help feed all of the displaced workers and families. Your money goes a long way as we can purchase $8.00 of groceries at Northern IL Food Bank for only $1.00. Thank you.


 Saturdays Only - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Everyone is welcome

  • You do not need to bring an ID, paperwork, or a referral

  • You do not need to make an appointment

  • You do not need to live in a certain zip code, school district, or county

  • The only thing you need is to show up and let us share our abundance 

Get Food Here

St. John Lutheran Church Food Pantry Hours

We are a first responder to the hunger crisis in our community.  We are here to serve our hungry neighbors three times a week at our regular food pantry and four times a year at our special Mobile Food Pantry events.

You may receive food every 21 days at our weekly pantry.  You may also receive food at our Mobile Food Pantry events. Mobile Food Pantry events do not count towards the 21 day rule.

We are only closed on major holidays.  Always check here and our FaceBook page for the most current information.

Volunteer Schedules

All scheduled volunteers may view their schedules for for distribution, pick ups, deliveries, etc.


View Schedule, Volunteer, Sponsor

There is something for everyone at a St. John mobile.  Receive food, volunteer, or sponsor an event!


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2020 Mobile Food Pantry Sponsors

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Individuals, Groups, Families

Youth and adults are welcome to serve our hungry neighbors.  Get your community service hours here. We really need Saturday volunteers!


Donations, Memorial Gifts, Corporate Matching Gifts

We rely on the community to help serve our hungry neighbors. Your gifts purchase 5,200 gallons of milk and

1 million lbs. of food a year!


St. John Lutheran Church Food Pantry @StJohnFoodPantry

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Food Pantry News



Response at St. John Food Pantry

March 24th, 2020

We are open!  Despite the drastic change in our day-to-day lives, St. John Lutheran Church Food Pantry remains open.

In order to get the most done and keep everyone as safe as possible, we have temporarily suspended our Tuesday and Thursday distribution & will be open each  Saturday from 9am-1pm with food to serve 300 families.

Our parking lot does not open until 8:45am on Saturdays.  When it opens we will direct you to a parking spot so that the flow to receive food is continuous. 

Let our volunteers know how much you appreciate them when you're there;)


Sign up to Volunteer at MFP

March 4, 2020

Public sign up opens today for the April 25th MFP event at St. John Lutheran Church Food Pantry!  Click the button below or at the top of this page to begin.

Groups, families, faith communities, community group & organizations are all welcome to volunteer.

After signing up, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.  If you do not receive one, you forgot to hit the small blue save button on the last screen and need to redo it.

We look forward to seeing you there!


2020 MFP


February 4, 2020

The 2020 Mobile Food Pantry Events are:

Saturday, April 25

Saturday, June 6

Saturday, September 12

Saturday, November 7

Registration opens at 8:00am.  No proxies or line holding is allowed.

We will have food for 250-300 people.  Download the flyer below for dates.


Visit our MFP page for sponsorship information and to sign up to volunteer!


2020 MFP Date Release on Feb. 1

January 8, 2020

We are working on scheduling our 2020 Mobile Food Pantry events.  Check back here on February 1 for the dates so you can mark them on your calendar to receive food, serve others or donate financially to the event.  


We strive to serve every participant 100 lbs. of food including 10 lbs. of meat!

Many thanks to your 2019 volunteers and sponsors. If you would like to volunteer, sign up will open on February 1st.

Businesses, families, churches, civic groups and individuals are all welcome to help sponsor events.  Call Dawn at 815.439.2320 for information.

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