Throughout the pandemic, St. Paul's has supported hungry families in the 20895 ZIP code with grocery store gift cards. Now it's time to return to in-person distribution!
Please consider donating one of the grocery items listed below, or even packing a whole bag.
If you prefer to make a financial contribution, you can do so at our Giving page, or by check made out to St. Paul's UMC with "Hunger Ministry" on the memo line. Funds are used to buy food at bulk rates and to purchase grocery store cards that enable our recipients to buy fresh produce, meat, dairy, and personal hygiene products.
- Our distribution will initially look different from events held before covid.
- Please donate only those items found on the lists below.
- We cannot accept glass containers. Glass breaks and the shards are dangerous for our volunteers and families! (Also, have you ever tried mopping up an entire jar's worth of tomato sauce off of boxes and bags? Not fun.)
- Nobody wants to eat "expired" food. Please ensure items have a sell-by or use-by date of October 2021 or later.
(for Bag #1)
Rice - 1 bag or large box or 2 small boxes
Beans - 1 bag or 2 cans
Pasta - 1 box or bag
Pasta Sauce - 1 large jar or can
Mac & Cheese - 2 boxes
Chicken Breast - 1 or 2 cans
Tuna (or other fish) - 2 cans
(for Bag #2)
Vegetables - 3 cans
Fruit (including applesauce) - 2 cans or jars
Peanut Butter - 1 jar
Shelf stable milk (32 oz carton)
A box of breakfast cereal or instant oatmeal
Bonus: For September, we will add a fun, healthy "Back-to-School Snack" to add to Bag #1. Please consider donating the following: granola bars, graham crackers, trail mix, nuts, goldfish crackers, pack of single-size fruit cups.
Donations can be dropped off in the Narthex on Sunday mornings or during drop-in office hours Monday-Thursday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Bags and printed lists will also be available in the Narthex.