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.

​​​FOOD PANTRY


Come be a part of St. James Food Pantry.  

It will change your life!


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How to Use the Food Pantry
Food pantry hours are 1st and 2nd Wednesday of the month, 9AM-11AM, and the 4th Wednesday of each month when we are open 6-7 PM.  No need to call ahead, just come during our open hours. 


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.

How to Help
Members of St. James, along with community partners, donate food to the food pantry. On average, we give out 60 bags of food, serving approximately 35 families each month. 


St. James is always seeking individuals and community partners to help support this vital outreach. During this time of COVID-19, we have experienced an increase in need, with more families utilizing the food pantry.


If you would like to donate food, we have contactless drop-off! Simply place your non-perishable food donation in the cart located just outside the church's front doors, and we will collect it and bring it inside. See the list further below for suggestions of what to donate. If you would like to donate fresh or frozen produce or meat, please contact the church secretary at 610-446-3036 to arrange a drop-off time.


If you would like to volunteer during the hours the pantry is open, please contact the church office at 610-446-3036.


If you would like to make a financial donation to help us purchase additional supplies for the food pantry, please visit our Donate page and select "Food Pantry" from the Fund drop-down list when completing the donation form.

Items Needed in the Food Pantry
As of Sunday, May 31, we are most in need of:

Pasta (canned) i.e. ravioli, spaghetti-0’s, Chef Boy-Ar-Dee, etc. 
Chili and beef stew (canned) 

Baked beans (canned)


We can always use:

Peanut butter and jelly
Canned fruit
Breakfast cereal
Pancake mix and syrup
Breakfast and snack bars
Oatmeal
Cookies, popcorn, chips
Candy
Macaroni and Cheese
Instant mashed potatoes  and rice side dishes 
Spaghetti sauce
Juice, coffee and tea
Canned meat and fish: chicken, tuna, spam, sardines
Paper products: paper towels and toilet paper
Personal care products: toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, body lotion, and deodorant
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 our church office at 610-446-3036 or secretary@stjamesucc.org

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