September is Hunger Action Month

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

Open Saturdays beginning at 8:30am. 
We are using a drive thru model. 

Stay in your car.  Clear your trunk.

We only load into trunks.  You may self-load if you need to.

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Putting the Pieces Together

September 1, 2020 Update


We serve 300 families EVERY


for all of the ways you support us, but

right now during Hunger Action Month,

we are asking for your financial  support

so we can keep feeding our hungry

neighbors. We buy all of our food from

Northern IL Food Bank.  Thank you.​

Out of Work, Full of Hope - St. John Lutheran Church Pantry responds to the Coronavirus Crisis.

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Giving is easy when it aligns with your values. 

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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.

NOW, we feed 1,325+ families/4,970+ individuals monthly


Pre-COVID, we fed 800+ families/3,000+ individuals monthly

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Your gifts matter to Cathy E. and keeps her family fed.

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 Saturdays Only - beginning at 8:30am

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.

Usually you may receive food every 21 days at our weekly pantry.  However, this policy has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Please visit us as often as you need to.

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


Saturday Only Schedules Available

View the schedule for the upcoming weekend.  Remember that face masks and gloves are required & provided.


Suspended due to COVID-19

We are serving using a drive thru model until social distancing restrictions lift.  We have food every Saturday for 300.


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2020 Mobile Food Pantry Sponsors

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Face Masks & Gloves required, provided

Healthy adults are needed to help serve our hungry community during the COVID-19 Crisis.  Saturdays beginning at 7am.  Click for details & to sign up.


Donations, Memorial Gifts, Corporate Matching Gifts

Our community needs food during this crisis more than ever.  Give online, with a check, or to our Food Bank account.  We're grateful for all the ways you help.


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Food Pantry News


September 1, 2020


September is 

Hunger Action Month

Please Give

We are open because of your generosity.  Please consider donating to us during September which is Hunger Action Month.

If you can volunteer, we invite you to join us.  

We are so grateful for all of the ways you help our community through this food pantry.  With your gifts we serve our clients fresh milk & dairy, frozen meats & meals, dry foods, fruits, veggies, snacks and juice.

Thank you for your gifts.

July 9th, 2020


2020 Volunteer Tee's Available to Order

Attention Food Pantry Volunteers!!!  We are accepting orders for volunteer tee-shirts beginning today.  Orders will be accepted through Saturday, August 22nd.

Cost $15.  Payment in cash or check made out to St. John Lutheran Church due at pickup.


Get more details and/or order your shirt using the button below.

June 23, 2020


Pantry Closed August 8th

August 15th

St. John Lutheran Church Food Panty will be closed on Saturday, August 8th and Saturday, August 15th for annual building and parking lot maintenance.

There will be no food distribution on these days.  Use the button below to find a pantry near you to help while we are closed for those 2 weeks.

You can count on us to be open and serve you every Saturday except on August 8th and August 15th.

Please pass the word!

April 30, 2020


Drive Thru Pantry Replacing

MFP's Until Further Notice

Due to the CDC's social distancing guidelines, our typical St. John Mobile Food Pantry events are being replaced with weekly drive thru events. 

Since the crisis began, we have been serving 330 people per week every Saturday beginning at 9am until we reach that number.  The need has been tremendous and we are grateful for all who can give.  Prior to the crisis, we served about 211 households per week, and now it's 330!  We are serving more people now than ever before.

Healthy volunteers needed Saturdays at 8am.

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St. John Lutheran Church Food Pantry

2650 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435 


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