The Lord's Pantry

The work of The Lord's Pantry is divided into two areas: Financial Assistance and Food Staples...

The Financial Assistance mission helps those who need one-time help for items like prescriptions, large gas or water bill, transportation home, or a pair of work boots.  Funding comes from our operating budget, from donations given at weddings and funerals, and from parishioner donations. Financial Assistance is available by appointment/request at the church office during regularly scheduled office hours.

The Food Mission is the most visible part of our ministry, and the one that gets the greatest use.  Food is distributed on the lower level of Seabury Center (entrance on Meridian Street) on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Often we can help people with non-perishable staples so that they can use their own cash for other problems.  In the winter, people often have larger demands made on their cash for medical, heating, clothing and other bills.  The flexibility that these staples provide is not only healthful and sustaining, it also helps our guests retain a stronger sense of independence and self-reliance.  For food donors, it is a way you can supplement your pledge to the essential community work of St James so that The Lord's Pantry can be a self-sustaining ministry... a negligible burden on the budget.

Our monthly ingathering occurs every 2nd Sunday, but we can always use your generous donations. Please consider donating any of the following "staples" for the bags that we distribute:
1 lb boxes of cereal, pasta, or crackers;
1 lb jars of pasta sauce, green vegetables, pork & beans, fruit;
1 lb jars of peanut butter or jelly;
canned meat or fish,
canned soup (no broth please)


Last Published: November 6, 2021 3:39 PM