St. James United Church of Christ
St. James provides opportunities for individuals, groups, organizations and companies to contribute to our food pantry, and a chance for those who need food to get groceries.
Come be a part of St. James Food Pantry. It will change your life!
How to use the Food Pantry
Food pantry hours are Wednesdays 9AM-11AM, except on the fourth Wednesday of each month when we are open 6-7 PM. No need to call ahead, just come during our open hours.
If you would like to volunteer during the hours the pantry is open, please contact the church office 610-446-3036.
How to donate to the Food Pantry
Members of St. James along with community partners donate to the food pantry. On average we give out 60 bags of food, and serve approximately 35 families each month.
In addition to receiving groceries, household products and toiletries are included as available. The food pantry has developed some community partners that provide bread, bagels, pastries and fresh fruits/vegetables in season. Our guests must be Delaware County residents and can come once per month. Anyone who has a child under 18 years old living with them who is celebrating a birthday is given the opportunity to create a birthday bag which consists of a cake mix, icing, candles, and a gift for the birthday that will be celebrated during the month.
St. James is always seeking individuals and community partners to help support this vital outreach. If you want to donate to the food pantry please contact the church 610-446-3036 to arrange a time. Below is a list of suggestions for the food pantry.
Items always needed in the food pantry:
Peanut butter and jelly
Pancake mix and syrup
Breakfast and snack bars
Cookies, popcorn, chips
Macaroni and Cheese
Instant mashed potatoes and rice side dishes
Pasta (canned) i.e. ravioli, spaghetti-0’s, etc.
Juice, coffee and tea
Canned meat and fish: chicken, tuna, spam, sardines
Chili and beef stew (canned)
Paper products: paper towels and toilet paper
Personal care products: toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, and body lotion
Laundry detergent and dish washing liquid
Dog and cat food and treats
"13.7% of those in Delaware County are food insecure."
In other words, they have trouble accessing food and meeting the healthy diet standards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.” (Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger 2013 report on hunger)
We are always glad to give tours of our pantry and offer education for those adults, teens, children and families who would like to learn about hunger, who is going hungry and why. Please call the church office, if interested 610-446-3036.
We invite you to be a part of St. James food pantry. For further information or questions, please contact Lynne Major, Food Pantry Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.