Food Pantry

Food Pantry

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” – Matthew 25:35

THANK YOU for your donations and support feeding families RIGHT HERE, in South Bend.
Food Pantry Need List – Read Here.
Donate Funds Online – Pick the Pantry.

The First Church Food Pantry is a food distribution ministry which provides food to residents of St. Joseph County, Indiana. An average of 300 families a month are served. Our food pantry recently received the Northern Indiana Food Bank Award for Excellence.


Any person in need will be helped. The only qualification is that you must be a resident of St. Joseph County. Please bring a picture ID and proof of residency. No financial questions are asked. Guests are asked to limit their visits to once a month.

What you can do to help

Our Food Pantry is supported by donations of food and monetary gifts. Plus, we ask for prayers for those in need. You can support this ministry by making a monetary donation, making a food donation or by volunteering your time. Our Food Pantry needs approximately $3,000 per month to keep the shelves stocked.

Items the food pantry always needs

Cereal, juice, paper products, personal products, peanut butter and crackers. Click here for a complete list of most-needed items.


The Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Director: Tom Reim

Other ways to get involved at First Church