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St. James Lutheran Church



St James Food Pantry

 The St. James Food Pantry operates under the umbrella of the Churches United hunger ministry.  This hunger ministry has 24 food pantries responding to over 125,000 needs for meals annually throughout Rock Island and Scott Counties. Over 100 churches and other organizations contribute money or food and scores of volunteers to operate them. 

 The St. James Food Pantry is housed at St. James Lutheran Church.  The volunteers include church members, members of the Masonic Lodge, community members, high school students, boy scouts, and girl scouts.  Generous community support provides monetary and food donations. 

 A visitor to the St. James Food Pantry needs to be a resident of Bettendorf, residing within our service area, which is from the West side of 18th Street and West to the Bettendorf city limits – from the Mississippi River and North. A visitor to the St. James Food Pantry will be asked to show proof of residency.  Visitors treated with respect and kindness.  Our visitors are asked to return that respect and kindness to the pantry volunteers.

 Visits are to be made 30 days apart.  Our visitors receive a pre-packaged box of items.  They also receive one ½ gallon of milk, one stick of butter/margarine, one dozen eggs, and two protein (venison, ground beef, hot dogs, ham, etc. – whatever is in stock at the pantry at the time of their visit). Our visitors can also request hygiene products such as laundry soap, dish detergent, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, diapers, and feminine hygiene products.  If such items available, they will receive those requested items as well. 


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