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St. Joseph's Food Pantry

Ministry Purpose

To serve the hungry in our community with a caring spirit and respect for their dignity –
“Lord, when did we see you hungry, and feed you …  “


Our volunteers share a common goal …  to provide a welcoming environment, a friendly smile, and a word of encouragement.

St. Joseph Food Pantry has many volunteers, divided into teams with specific responsibilities. The inventory team works on Monday adding new food donations to the pantry shelves. Items are processed by marking bar codes, sorting by item and expiration date. Many of the parish youth are involved in working in the Food Pantry and organizing food drives. On Wednesday, the assembly team fills recyclable grocery bags for client distribution. Distribution is Wednesday 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Volunteers arrive at 4:00 p.m. The shopping team coordinates with inventory to shop weekly for needed items. The Food Pantry also has a client registration team that includes a bilingual person, financial and data input leaders as well as volunteer and visiting group coordinators.

Training & Time Commitment
Pantry volunteers get “on the job” training by coming to the pantry on either Monday morning for inventory (9:00 - 11:00) or Wednesday afternoon. Volunteering at St. Joseph Food Pantry can be a rewarding and fun experience and a wonderful way for our youth to learn about serving others.

Distribution Times
Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.