CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

FOOD PANTRY

Distribution Schedule

For September–December 2022:

Hours: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Dates:

  • Sept. 3
  • Sept. 17
  • Oct. 1
  • Oct. 15
  • Nov. 5
  • Nov. 19
  • Dec. 3
  • Dec. 17

Donations

Donations to the Food Pantry may be dropped off during our distribution hours: the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Parking

Address: 205 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg, PA  18360 (Entrance is behind the Municipal Building)

  • Please note that parking is available across the street from the church.  The entrance to the lot is off of Sarah Street.

Contact Info

  • Telephone Message Line: 570-520-0055
  • Email: cecfoodpantry@gmail.com
  • Christ Church Website: christchurchstroudsburg.net
  • Facebook page: Christ Church Food Pantry
  • REMIND APP: text @cecfo to 81010

Agency Policies

  • Please note families are allowed to visit the food pantry TWICE a month
  • If you require additional food, please call 211, local libraries and/or Second Harvest for a list of other food pantries in the community. You are allowed to visit other pantries during the same month, but be aware that their guidelines to the number of times you can receive food may be different from ours.
  • July is re-certification month, which starts our fiscal year. This means all patrons must fill out a new application form (new and old).
  • We are committed to servicing our patrons the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. In the event we need to make a change to our regularly scheduled distribution dates or cancel due to inclement weather, we encourage you to sign up for REMIND APP notifications and/or check this website prior to your visit for updates.

History

The construction of the pantry began in the spring of 2014 as an Eagle Scout project by Russell House. Russell and his crew spent many weeks cleaning out, painting, creating and installing mobile shelving and electricity to the lower area of the church that will house the food and supplies.

As one of the many ongoing outreach projects of the Church, a team of volunteers originally led by Sue Freeman learned about mandated food handling criteria, sorting, labeling, and stocking the shelves with nutritious food, grocery products, cleaning supplies, and toiletries that are distributed to families in need of such provisions at no cost to them.

In addition to continuing food donations from the congregation, the pantry received a food grant from Second Harvest Food Bank in Allentown that serves Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, and Wayne counties, and, under the new leadership of Cynthia Nortey, the Garden of Giving, that supplies high quality vegetables and eggs to Monroe County food banks during the growing season.

Making a difference in our community is one of our core values at Christ Church.  As Christian disciples, we believe we have been called to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves. The Christ Church food pantry is just one of the ways in which we are endeavoring to answer that call.

What We Need

If you feel called to donate goods to our pantry, please see below our wish list of needed items. Please remember regulations prohibit us from breaking apart large quantity packaging (like you would buy in BJ’s, etc.), so it is best to purchase goods in small/medium quantities. Dollar Tree is a great place to purchase items! 

Monetary donations are always appreciated, as well. Please make your check payable to Christ Episcopal Church and notate on the memo line “food pantry.” Or use the PayPal button on the Stewardship page. Thanks!

Seasoned salt, cayenne pepper, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, oregano, basil, sugar, baking power, baking soda, corn starch, etc.

Pads, tampons, panty liners, etc.

Chocolate bars/candy, brownie/cake mixes, popcorn, crackers, tortillas

Toilet paper, paper towels, tooth paste, soap, deodorant, shampoo, soap, etc.

Chicken, tuna, Chicken/Beef Chow Mein, Spam, etc.

Diapers, baby wipes, baby formula, baby shampoo, baby soap, baby food, bottles, etc.

Most canned fruits are welcome

Cream of Wheat, Cream of Rice, oatmeal, dry breakfast cereals

Rice, beans, instant potatoes, cans of vegetables (peas, corn,  etc.)  and pasta (don’t forget sauce!).

Dog/cat food, treats, cat litter, etc.

Fruit juice, Parmalat brand (milk) or shelf stable milk, dry milk, ice tea mix, coffee and/or tea, etc.

Crackers, peanut butter, jelly, and the like

Household cleaners and implements

Thank you for your generosity, and may God continue to bless each and every one of you for your kindness to those in need in our community!