Mobile Food Pantry (MFP)

2019 Mobile Dates

April 6     June 1     September 7

November 2

Events held rain or shine, snow or sleet.

In dangerous weather we will be inside.

We offer Mobile Food Pantry (MFP) Events four times in 2019 when our community is most food insecure. 

We rely on community partners to fund these events.  If you would like to contribute to give our hungry neighbors more food, contact Pastor Robin at 815.439.2320

Clients shop using Aldi & Fresh Thyme shopping carts and choose frozen meats, dairy, produce, breads, personal care, and shelf stable foods made available through Northern IL Food Bank.  The food is set up in our parking lot.  Volunteers from all walks of life gather together to serve 25,000+ lbs. of food to 250 families in 3 hours.  Volunteers from the community and church donate their time and energy to make every event a success.  This is an amazing experience and you are invited to join us!  

Thank you to the 100's of MFP volunteers who sign up EVERY YEAR!!

View hundreds of MFP photos on our Facebook page, St. John Lutheran Church Food Pantry

  • All MFP events are held outside in our parking lot, so always dress for the weather.  

  • In the event of unsafe weather, ie. lightening, we will move the event inside.  

  • If inside, some volunteers may need to be cancelled and we sincerely apologize.  

  • Location decisions are made at noon the day before the event and if we plan to be inside, it will be posted on our homepage.

  • Scheduled volunteers who need to be cancelled will be notified via email and phone.