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 2017 Pantry Year-End Report here.
June 2018 Pantry Report:
During June, 229 families were provided with food to serve 546 people. 80 Kid's Kits were picked up by grateful family members for children ages 5 to 15. Donations for Kid's Kits have been very generous. The kits will continue to be offered until the start of school in August. Although shelves in the storeroom are mostly empty, fortunately several large monetary donations/memorials will enable the purchase of needed items - sometimes an "iffy" situation during the summer. The perishable foods that are especially appreciated by neighbors needing pantry help will continue to be available.
A major rehab job of the ceilings in the Asbury Center has reached the main floor. It is awesome how the schedule for the work being done has been worked around the pantry days and hours. There will be no need for the pantry to close on the usual pantry days of service. A BIG thank you from the pantry volunteers and pantry clients to the group that figured that out. And, as always, an extra note of appreciation to the FUMC for the great location and space for the pantry. It is a perfect fit next door to The Shop!
As always any questions can be answered by one of the co-directors: 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.
Community Dinners at Valpo FUMC
Community Dinners Available at Valpo FUMC First United Methodist Church at 103 Franklin St. provides a hot Community Dinner the 4th Tuesday of each month (see dinner schedule here) to anyone wishing to attend. Our pantry volunteers provided that meal in May. St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church also provides a hot meal every Thursday for anyone in the community who would like to share a meal with "new friends".
This page updated 11-01-2017