FOOD BANK

Our St. John the Baptist Food Bank was established in 2002 based on the idea of “feeding the poorest of the poor in our community without turning anyone away.” From humble beginnings as a closet-sized space within the church, the generous support of our partners and Parish community settled us at our permanent home in our warehouse on Lincoln Street. From here we continue to serve disadvantaged and struggling individuals and families. The goal of our ministry is to help move people forward during a difficult time, not create an indefinite dependence on the Parish’s generosity. We provide a “hand up” rather than a “hand-out.” Over the years, our client base has grown from 35 to almost 200 client households, and we distribute more than 4,500 pounds of food each week to those needing assistance.

We turn no one away, regardless of job status, living situation, or religious affiliation. As Christians, we are called upon to respond to the needs of all our brothers and sisters, and those with the greatest needs require the greatest response. 

 

Hours of Operation

10:30 am to 6:30 pm on Tuesday

10:30 am to 5:00 pm on Wednesday

 10:30 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday

 

E-mail: foodbank@johnthebaptist.org

 

804 S. Lincoln Street Longmont, CO 80501

Phone: 303-678-1469

NEWS AND UPDATES

If you are looking for food assistance from the Food Bank ministry, please feel free to visit us at the above address during our regular hours – no need to make an appointment! Signing up as a client involves a short paper application – and we ask for a current photographic ID (such as a driver’s licence or passport or similar). We offer weekly food boxes – the contents of which are determined by what we receive from donations and the Community Food Share. We even offer delivery services to homebound clients, as long as you reside within the Longmont city limits. If you have questions, please reach out to us by phone, by email, or in person. We are happy to help. 

 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the SJB Parish Summer Food Drive! The total donated food and school supplies came to just shy of 3,000 pounds of goods, which is an amazing result given everything going on in the world right now. We appreciate the Parish’s never-failing support!

 

Orders for the Peach and Pear Fundraiser have been submitted. We expect delivery of the fruit by August 15th. Pick-up will be at the Food Bank during regular business hours the following week (August 18, 19, and 20) as well as for a limited time on Saturday August 22nd. If you placed an order, you will receive an email or a phone call with specifics. Feel free to contact Michael Merrell at the Food Bank if you have any questions. 

 

Even with the end of the season’s food drive, the Food Bank is always glad to receive food donations. Non-perishable items can be dropped at the Parish boxes, and everything can be delivered to us directly at our warehouse location. Again, thank you for your generosity!

 

Current needs: canned fruit, canned pasta meals, canned soup, canned chili, canned stews, boxed mac-n-cheese, and instant side dishes (pasta, rice, potatoes, stuffing, etc). We have had recent donations from local gardeners of their excess bounty, which has been wonderful – thank you to those who have shared!

God Bless!

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