Food Pantry Helpers
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.” –Matthew 25:35
On the second and fourth Saturday of each month, we work at the Northwood Food Pantry at 46th and Central to help serve our neighbors. Everyone from age 6 to 106 is invited to come help!
On the second Saturdays of the month, we meet at FMH at 8:45 a.m. to drop off young children and gather our donated food to take to Northwood. Childcare is available at the church for children under six on second Saturdays only.
On the fourth Saturdays, we meet at Northwood Christian Church at 9 a.m. and there is no childcare available.
Canned goods and dry food items can be donated at any time to the food pantry. Please bring your items to the large grey bin outside the church office.
Our typical donation items each month for the food pantry consist of the following items:
- January – canned pasta w/ meat (e.g., Spaghetti-O’s)
- February – canned fruit
- March – toilet paper, bar soap, toiletry items (feminine products, etc), diapers
- April – spaghetti sauce (standard size cans preferred, no jars)
- May – canned fruit or toilet paper (standard sizes)
- June – canned fruit or toilet paper (standard sizes)
- July – chunk white chicken in water (5oz cans) and diapers (newborn thru size 6)
- August – mac & cheese, or canned beans of any variety
- September – dish soap (standard sizes), paper towels (standard sizes/packs)
- October – mashed potato mix (no over-sized boxes)
- November – corn muffin mix
- December – peanut butter (regular or crunchy, 16 oz cans preferred, no jars)
Other donations gladly accepted: spaghetti (1 lb or 2 lb package/box), your choice #10 cans: corn, green beans, peas, mixed vegetables
“This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” — John 15:8
It is not too soon or too late to come grow with us – and share our space!
Our community garden is a volunteer partnership between the church and members of the local community. The fruits (and vegetables) of our labor are donated to the Northwood Food Pantry, for which we also collect non-perishable goods. Our primary mission is to provide fellowship and generosity. Our garden relies on volunteers to help plant, water, weed and harvest.
We typically have more space than we have need for. Therefore, we invite our local neighbors, Parkview, Independence Academy and CFI #70 families to contact us if you would like a plot of your own.
Children four and older with an attentive adult are invited to come. This is a great learning experience for the novice gardener! Garden planning begins in January.
Contact Peggy McDonald (317) 752-8132, Mark Zwoyer (317) 259-1956, or the church office at (317) 283-1305 if you would like to participate, volunteer, or have your own plot in our garden.