Food Pantry

 

Food for the hungry …

The Food Pantry at Frenchtown Presbyterian provides help to anyone who is in need of food and other basic staples. Non-perishable foods such as canned soups, vegetables, and fruits; household goods such as laundry detergent and toilet tissue; as well as fresh butter, eggs and cheese are stocked.  The pantry receives donations from the Sunday School, other local churches, schools, scout groups, and other local organizations.

The Food Pantry is located in the rear of the Parish House.  The entrance is off the parking lot.  It is open every Monday morning from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

 

Items Needed include:

canned fruit
Chunky-style soups
Dinty Moore Beef Stew
Coffee (one pound cans)
juices
snack items
salad dressing
laundry detergent
shampoo
paper products – tissues, toilet tissue, paper towels
  

Items that can be put in the church kitchen refrigerator:

yogurt
butter
hot dogs
Taylor Pork Roll
eggs
individually wrapped slices of cheese

 

We would like to ask you to keep the Pantry in mind in these ways:

1.  When you are grocery shopping: When grocery items are on sale, (for instance buy one, get one free or 10 for $10) could you please pick up some for the Pantry as well as for yourself?  A list of needed items is posted on this page and in the Sunday bulletin. There is a barrel in the foyer outside the Sanctuary for non-perishables and perishable items can go into the fridge in the church kitchen.  (There is a Pantry magnet on the side of the fridge – move it to the front when you leave food for the Pantry!) Contact Helen Lewis 610-294-9623 or the Church office with any questions.

2.  When you come to worship: If you have trouble remembering to buy things for the Pantry, or don’t want to carry extra bags around, you can make a monetary donation.  There are brightly colored envelopes in the pews that are just for Pantry donations.  The Deacons’ grocery expenses for the Pantry are higher each year!

3.  The IGA in Frenchtown has a program called “Frenchtown Feeds Frenchtown.”  The IGA converts monetary donations made there into gift certificates we use to purchase items for the Pantry.