The Christian Food Pantry
First United Methodist Church, along with several other area churches, help to run and maintain the Christian Food Pantry, located at our Asbury Centre building at 7 Chicago Street (corner of Chicago and Jefferson Streets) in Valparaiso.
Hours of Operation: The Christian Food Pantry is open on Mondays and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. For more information about the pantry, you may call them at 219-465-0207.
Inclement Weather If we are experiencing severe weather, this is the rule of thumb: If the schools are closed, the pantry is closed.
Read the 2018 Pantry Year-End Report here.
September 2019 Pantry Report:
With 199 families served at the pantry, 466 people were provided with food. Hopefully reminders of the October 19th Grub Run starting from First Christian Church at 9:00 a.m. will bring out many runners/walkers with all profits going to the pantry. With the Thanksgiving holiday around the corner, food items for that special menu will be needed: green beans, 2.5 oz. french fried onion rings, mashed potatoes, broth, canned fruit, cream of mushroom soup and sweet potatoes. Small size coffee and teas add a little something extra.
The special November holiday reminds us to be extra thankful for so many things. However, the pantry coordinators are VERY thankful YEAR-ROUND for the many volunteers and once-in-a-while helpers as well as those who support the pantry with canned and monetary donations, along with prayers for the clients in need of help from the pantry.
As always, donations are appreciated: Nan, Sharon or Anne.
Note: To make a monetary donation through Valpo FUMC, make checks payable to "Valpo FUMC" and write "Food Pantry" on the memo line. Checks may be deposited in the offering plates on Sunday, or may be mailed or dropped off at the church office during regular office hours.
The 1st Sunday of Each Month is "PANTRY DAY" at Valpo FUMC
Valpo FUMC is always glad to receive donations every day of the year. However, we are asking our members --in addition to regular giving-- to please fill a brown paper grocery bag with non-perishable food and other household items and deposit the bags near the two shopping carts located just inside the Jefferson St. and Franklin St. doors on the FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH FOR 2017. Your help and support will be greatly appreciated.
All donations of time, food, household cleaning, personal care items, brown paper sacks and money are greatly appreciated.