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.
Location: 804 S. Lincoln Street Longmont, CO 80501
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
New clients need to fill out an application either in person at the Food Bank, or online via clicking the links below. You can also contact us at the Food Bank via phone or email if you need assistance with your application. A phone interview can be arranged – though please be prepared for delays in scheduling and processing.
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 for identification purposes. You do not need to be a member of St. John the
Baptist Parish to receive assistance.
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.
As an outreach ministry, we do maintain a list of local and county service groups who may be able to assist you with non-food-related needs. Please contact Michael Merrell at the Food Bank for contact information.
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.
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 during regular business hours.
Please be mindful of expiration dates on all packaging. We are not able to accept any damaged packages or containers, nor are we able to re-package food on site. If you have any questions regarding donations, please contact us by phone or by email.
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.
When visiting the Food Bank, please know that masks and other face coverings are still encouraged, especially for the non-vaccinated, but no longer required. We are also continuing “curbside” service, and clients are welcome to call ahead or call from their vehicle to receive their weekly food boxes. If you are ill in any way, please do not enter the building. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in keeping our clients and volunteers safe!
We are asking for donations for our School Backpack program, which is distributed to our clients in early August. Needed school supplies include:
— #2 pencils (12-24 ct. packages)
— colored markers (8-10 ct. boxes)
— glue sticks
— children’s scissors
— pencil boxes and pouches
— pocket folders (esp. yellow, red, blue, green, and purple)
— spiral notebooks
— composition notebooks
— erasers (large pink variety)
— non-flexible rulers
— colored pencils (10-12 ct. boxes)
— graph paper
— earbuds and headphones
We currently do NOT need any of the following:
— bottled glue
— loose-leaf paper
Donations can be brought to the Parish or directly to our warehouse.
The Peach & Pear Fundraiser runs through Monday July 26th. Please check the Parish bulletin or website for order forms. Feel free to reach out to Michael at the Food Bank with specific questions.
Current Food Bank Needs
The Food Bank is still in need of the following food items: canned meats, canned chili, canned stew, canned pasta meals, oatmeal, dry cereal, canned beans, boxed side dishes (such as instant rice, pasta, stuffing, or potatoes), and baking mixes. We are also always in need of size 6 diapers.
We are happy to accept donations of produce, meat, and eggs. These should be brought directly to the Food Bank for refrigeration. When possible, please bring such perishable donations earlier in the week (preferably on Tuesdays) so that we can see about sorting and allocating the food that same week. When items are donated late Wednesday or Thursday, they are more likely to need to sit over the weekend – and we would hate for anything to go bad before we could offer to our clients.