Food Pantry at Immanuel
Our Pantry is open every Saturday from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. The doors close at 11:30 a.m. but if you are in the church at that time, you will still be able to get food! (If Christmas is on a Saturday, we move the food distribution to Friday - Christmas Eve.) Be aware that we average about 260 clients each week!
We work very hard to provide a balanced variety of food items. Each week we provide choices in these categories - Bakery, Meat, Grocery Items, Canned Vegetables, Fruits, Breakfast Items and a variety of snacks.
We are required to check ID's and all clients will need to fill out a form required by the Food Bank of South Central Michigan (FBSCM).
WE DO NOT REQUIRE PROOF OF NEED!!
VOLUNTEERS We are blessed with volunteers from the following partner churches that help us distribute food each month.
1st Saturday - Queen of the Miraculous Medal Roman Catholic Church
2nd Saturday - St. James Lutheran Church
3rd Saturday - Christ Lutheran Church
4th Saturday - Immanuel Lutheran Church
5th Saturday (if there is one) - First Baptist Church
DONATIONS 100% of our monetary donations are used to purchase food. The great majority of our food items come from the Food Bank of South Central Michigan (FBSCM). If you want to donate to our church, we take cash, or just make a check out to Immanuel Lutheran Church and put "pantry" in the lower left hand corner. If you want to donate to the Food Bank, please note that our account number is J2270. We want you to know that the pantry pays no rent or salaries. 100% goes to purchase food!
We have been blessed with very generous donations from a variety of groups such as Brad's Lunch Bunch, Trust Funds and other Churches. We are grateful for the support from the Jackson community.
We also receive food donations from various agencies. These items are checked for freshness, expiration dates and proper packaging. Our clients' safety and well-being is very important to us.
Thank you for supporting IMMANUEL'S FOOD PANTRY!