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.
For January–May 2023:
Hours: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Donations to the Food Pantry may be dropped off by calling and setting up an appointment or Sunday morning before or after Mass
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.
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.”
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!