Food Bank

"AND THE KING WILL ANSWER THEM, 'TRULY, I SAY TO YOU, AS YOU DID IT TO ONE OF THE LEAST OF THESE MY BRETHREN, YOU DID IT TO ME.'" MATTHEW 25:40

FOOD BANK

ABOUT US

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.” We provide weekly food assistance boxes to individuals and families within the Longmont community who are struggling with difficult times in their lives. 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.

CONTACT US

E-mail: foodbank@johnthebaptist.org

Phone: 303-678-1469

Location: 804 S. Lincoln Street Longmont, CO 80501

BUSINESS HOURS

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

HOW TO GET HELP

New clients need to fill out an application in person. The application asks for basic information such as name, address, phone number, members of the household, dietary restrictions and allergies, and income-expense estimates. We also ask for a photocopy of a current photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport) that we keep as part of our records. You do not need to be a member of St. John the Baptist Parish to receive assistance. 

Click the links below to download the Food Bank client application:

English | En Espanol 

WHAT WE CANNOT PROVIDE

The Food Bank is devoted exclusively to providing food assistance. As such, we cannot offer non-food items (except for infant diapers, which we can provide in limited amounts). Nor can we assist with rent, utilities, security deposits, gasoline, repairs, medical bills, housing help, or job searches.

DONATIONS

Our ministry relies exclusively on the generosity of our Parish and our community. Non-perishable food donations can be made at the St. John the Baptist Parish or at the Food Bank warehouse. Monetary donations can be sent to either location as well – with checks made out to “St. John the Baptist Food Bank.” SJB Parishioners can also make donations by credit card via FaithDirect. Just enter “Food Bank” under the Notes field.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

If you are interested in helping out ministry, we are always looking for assistance in the following area: Warehouse Volunteers (stock shelves, prepare deliveries, build food boxes, process donations, package produce, and general cleaning), Regular Drivers (deliver 3-5 food boxes to the same families once a week), and Substitute Drivers (on-call drivers who fill in when a regular driver is unable to deliver their weekly route). Please contact the Food Bank for more information if you would like to become a volunteer.

NEWS AND UPDATES

The Parish Jesse Tree Gift program is in full swing! Gift scrolls are available at the Parish – look for the table displays in the north vestibule and inside the south doors. Each scroll will indicate a gift or clothing item for either a child, teen, adult, or senior. Please take as many scrolls as you are able – but please only purchase the item listed on the scroll. 

 

Donated gifts can be returned at any time to the Parish. Look for the Jesse Tree at the front of the church during Mass – this is where you can drop off your donated present.

 

Deadline to return Jesse Tree gifts is Monday, December 7th.

 

Each Jesse Tree scroll includes a label with a name and number attached. Please affix this label securely to your donated gift. This label is how our volunteers know which household will receive a particular gift. Without the label, we have to open up the present and search through our applications to figure out the gift’s recipient. So don’t forget that label!

 

Gift wrapping is not required – but is greatly appreciated! The label from the Jesse Tree scroll should be outside any wrapping. 

 

If you are not able to attend Mass in person and thus unable to pick up a Jesse Tree scroll – but you would like to participate, please feel free to email the Food Bank. We can find a scroll (or scrolls) for you and email you a digital copy of it. If you need help dropping off your donation, we may be able to assist with that as well. Just let us know!

 

Thank you to everyone who is helping support our Food Bank family during the holidays!