The food pantry provides grocery boxes for registered members of the parish and IC school families. IC Food Pantry will work with the family advocate at IC School to help families. As this ministry is more targeted, the Food Pantry will have a curated list of food items for distribution and will communicate the greatest needs with the wider church community through the weekly Bulletin. Please see below for a standard stock list of donatable items or see the bulletin for our items of greatest need.
The Food Pantry's Grocery Boxes comes in two varieties:
Starter Box - A starter box gives the family the staples needed for making complete meals. A starter box will be given to each family with their first visit to the pantry. After 3 visits to the pantry an inquiry will be made with the family as to whether these items need replenished for the family.
Grocery Box - These come in 2 sizes, large & small. A large box feeds a family while a small box feeds a single person or couple. These boxes provide the necessary items to make meals for 7 days. The dry, canned & boxed food items will be packed in the box for distribution. Meat will be frozen upon arrival and sorted in the freezer for distribution by different color bags in crates or trays in the freezer. All families will receive a meat allotment, milk, eggs, bread & grocery box based on their family size. Box distribution is on the last Thursday or Friday of each month. Time to be determined but will be before 12 (noon). (We see a volunteer opportunity of distribution in the future once it is smooth sailing…)
Volunteers who would like to fill one of the positions below need to be able to commit to fulfilling this monthly.
Pick up - One (1) volunteer needed to pick up a standing monthly order from Dots Market on Patterson Rd. We would like this to happen on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Sorters - Two (2) volunteers are needed to bring the Church food donations from the breezeway to the pantry. We would like these volunteers to come in on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. In addition, these volunteers will check expiration dates and place the items on shelves for distribution. Items that are not on the standard box list will go on the cart for BOGG distribution. Sorters’ responsibilities include helping to keep the food shelves stocked orderly & clean.
Packers – Two (2) volunteers are needed for packing boxes on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Packers will pack up to 6 large boxes, 4 small boxes & 6 starter boxes or bring the current inventory back up to this level. Packers will use items with earliest expiration dates as designated on shelves. Packers’ responsibilities include restocking shelves with delivery orders, and breaking down boxes, cartons, and wrappers for trash/recycle.
To volunteer for the Food Pantry please email your name, address, phone number
and which volunteer position you would like to apply for to Office@icparishdayton.org.