Shop at the Pantry
The Bread of Life Food Pantry is open to clients for shopping on the first three Wednesdays of each month. An individual or family shopper can expect to receive an estimated 65 pounds of food per shopping trip which includes many or all of the following items. We also offer senior boxes to clients 60 years of age and over. On average, the pantry serves between 100-120 families each month.
Note: The Bread of Life Food Pantry has a limited ability to provide items for people with food allergies. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Volunteers stock shelves with food items at the Bread of Life Food Pantry. An individual or family shopper can expect to receive an estimated 65 pounds of food per shopping trip.
The Shopping Experience
Upon entry at the pantry, shoppers are directed to a sign-in area by a volunteer. Clients are asked for proof of identity and residence on an annual basis for themselves and any dependents residing in the home. Acceptable forms of identification include a valid driver's license or recent utility bill.
After completing sign-in, clients are assigned a shopping number along with another number indicating the amount of people in their family. (These numbers are turned in at the last shopping station.) At this point, shoppers are asked to wait in the church's assembly room.
When your shopping number is called, clients enter the shopping cart area where a volunteer will escort you while you make your selections. To expedite the shopping process, clients are asked to bring their own bags or totes and shop in a timely manner to allow sufficient time for others who are waiting. All shopping clients should choose only the amount of goods that apply to their family size. When making selections, your assigned volunteer will assist in packing your goods and guiding your cart through the aisles. Only one shopper is permitted in an aisle at a time.
When finished, take your cart outside where one or more volunteers will help load your items into your car or ride. Because most shoppers can easily fill a shopping cart, please ensure to arrange for a ride or have adequate means to carry your selections home.
Items Available to Clients
We offer our shopping clients a variety of food items as well personal hygiene, cleaning, and baby products. We also offer food for pets. The following categories provide details on the specific products the pantry has available on most shopping days.
Fruits, Nuts, and VegetablesCanned or jarred fruits Applesauce cups Canned peanuts and mixed nuts Canned vegetables (whole potatoes, lima beans, carrots, corn, peas, red beets, and others) Tomato products (sauce, paste, stewed, crushed, or diced) Instant mashed potatoes Scalloped potatoes Peanut butter Jam or jelly (any flavor)
Soups, Broths, and SaucesProgresso or Campbell's Chunky soups Broth (chicken, beef, or vegetable) Pasta/spaghetti sauce (jar or can) Gravy (chicken, beef, or turkey)
Grains and BeansCereal (hot or cold) Pancake and muffin mix Pasta and rice sides Instant rice Spaghetti noodles Boxed macaroni & cheese Boxed meals (Hamburger or Tuna Helper) Ramen noodles Boxes of crackers Stuffing mix Canned beans (baked, kidney, and other types)
IngredientsFlour Sugar Vegetable oil Baking soda Baking powder Evaporated milk Spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, garlic salt, onion powder) Salt and pepper
Meat and FishCanned meat (chicken, beef, pork, chili, stew, and sloppy joe) Canned fish (tuna, salmon)
DessertCake, brownie, and cookie mix Frosting mix Pudding and Jello (pre-made or boxes) Pie filling Pie crust
CondimentsKetchup, mustard, and mayo Barbeque sauce Salad dressing Syrup Olives
BeveragesLarge bottles of juice Tea bags Coffee Bottled water Soda pop Flavored soda water
HomeLaundry detergent All-purpose cleaner Toilet bowl cleaner Dish detergent Paper towels Toilet paper Tissues
HygieneShampoo and conditioner Shower gel or body soap Hand soap Body lotion Deodorant Toothbrushes Toothpaste Mouthwash Dental floss Shaving cream Razors Feminine products Pull-up adult diapers (unisex)
Baby EssentialsDiapers Wipes
Pet FoodDog food Cat food
The Bread of Life Food Pantry offers additional boxes of food to individuals 60 years of age and over. These "senior boxes" are made available to qualifying shopping clients in addition to the regular amount of food provided by the pantry.
Note: Income requirements may apply in order to receive a Senior Box.
Examples of items available in a Senior Box from the Bread of Life Food Pantry.