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 beginning at 9am. You will stay in your car. We are using a drive thru model.
We are being overwhelmed by
a community in need due to the
unexpected COVID-19 crisis
that is impacting this community.
We are SO THANKFUL for all
of the ways you support us, but
your financial gifts keep us
feeding our hungry neighbors.
We buy all of our food from
Northern IL Food Bank.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Giving is easy when it aligns with your values. Who doesn't value food, or time spent with family and friends for a meal?
Last year we distributed over 1,000,000 lbs.
Your monetary gift is critical. 100% of our budget is funded by donations.
While we are housed within St. John Lutheran Church, the church does not purchase food or pay for any food pantry expenses. We are community supported.
Please, give as you are able to.
Your tax deductible donation goes a long way
to feed our hungry neighbors
NOW, we feed 1,325+ families / 4,970+ individuals a month
Pre-COVID, we fed 800+ families/3,000+ individuals monthly
The 1.2 mile line going north on Essington and then east on Hennepin to St. John. It started just north of Caton Farm.
Supporting St. John Food Pantry is Easy!
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 - beginning at 9am
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
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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.