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


Open Saturdays 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.

Supporting St. John Food Pantry is Easy!

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We give because you do.


300 families begin arriving at 6am, every Saturday because they know we will feed them.

We give because you do.


Our partnership put

1.25 million lbs. of fresh milk & meat,

produce & pantry staples in the bellies

of our hungry neighbors this year.

We give because you do.

Gratitude and thanks we share with you,

on behalf of the 45,000+ people

you have helped to feed in 2020.

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Out of Work, Full of Hope - Our COVID Crisis Response

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Your gifts feed Cathy's and Cheryl's families.

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Giving is easy when it aligns with your values. 

Thank You for Your Support!


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Pantry Hours

 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

  • Show up and let us share our abundance 

We are a first responder to the hunger crisis in our community.  We are here to serve our hungry neighbors amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Please visit us for food as often as you need to.  We have suspended our 21 day return policy.

Always check here and our FaceBook page for information on unplanned Emergency Closings.

Will County Food Finder

Use the yellow button to find food resources in Will County, IL like:

Micro Pantry

Food Pantry

Mobile Pantry

Community Garden

Low Income Area with Food Resource

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Face Masks & Gloves required, provided

Healthy adults & people 14 and up with an adult are needed to help serve during the COVID-19 Crisis.  Saturdays beginning at 7am.  Click for details & to sign-up.


Donations, Memorial Gifts, Corporate Matching Gifts

We have surges of first time pantry clients right now.  Those who used to give are now in line for food.  We're grateful for all the ways you help serve our community.


St. John Lutheran Church Food Pantry @StJohnFoodPantry

View photos, leave comments, read news, get updates, and join in the conversation of hunger and hope in our community. Emergency closings will also be posted here.

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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.



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Food Pantry News

May 11, 2021



If you pick up groceries now, or have in the past, we invite you to fill out our 7 question survey.  It will help us plan for how and when we serve our community in the upcoming months.

We appreciate your time and look forward to serving you soon.

May 3, 2021


for you!

Every Saturday morning, our volunteers arrive to open our panty and distribute delicious groceries! 

This past Saturday, May 1, 2021 over 250 households received milk, meat, yogurt, cheese, cereal, canned goods, pears, snacks, grocery staples and much more. 

On Saturday, April 10, 2021 everyone received laundry detergent, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, shampoo, AND baked goods, milk, canned goods, cheese, meat, and produce!

We hope to see you this Saturday, May 8th!  Stay up to date with us on our Facebook page!

January 21, 2021

Courageous Conversations

You're invited to join Pastor Robin and Pastor Evan in Courageous Conversations, a guided discussion group about race. 


"Now these conversations are an opportunity for education, for hearing new stories and sharing our own.  It's a chance for us to reflect on ourselves, to build relationships with one another and to deepen our welcome for all of the people who come to the food pantry as volunteers or as clients."


Monday on Zoom from 7-9pm, staring Feb.1st for six weeks.

Questions and/or suggestions?  Email Pastor Robin at pastorrobincaldwell@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you there!


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St. John Lutheran Church Food Pantry

2650 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435 

815-439-2320   stjohnfood@gmail.com

© 2021 St. John Lutheran Church Food Pantry a 501(c)(3) organization