Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many people have experienced a loss of income and difficulty accessing food. Shopping has become a dangerous ordeal and a hardship for people without a vehicle. In response, River City Ministry has extended its meal time to 7:30-12:30 and food pantry time to 8:30-11:30. We know that medical care is increasingly difficult to access, especially for those uncomfortable with telemedicine, so we are also offering Tuesday medical clinic by appointment. Just call us to set a time. This is an opportunity for us to share the love of Christ with the body of Christ. If you would like to help, keep an eye out for these food and meal service items the next time you brave the store or make an online order.
Homeless Snack Bag Items
- Canned meat single servings, like Vienna sausages, tuna packs, etc.
- Packaged crackers with PB or cheese in a 6 or 8 count pack.
- Snack sized candy bars
- Fruit cups, applesauce, yogurt, any single-serve with pop-top
- Juice Boxes
- Any single-serve packs of nuts or popcorn or chips
- Real, fresh fruit in bulk: apples, aranges, and banana
- Canned meat family-size
- Boxed or bagged pasta
- Mac and Cheese or boxed dinners
- Canned soups or Soup on the Go
- Canned vegetables
- Instant mashed potatoes of any kind
- Shelf-stable milk
- Bread or rolls
- Potatoes whole in the bags
- Bagged Pinto or Great Northern Beans
- Boxed Brownies or any "all in the box" bake desserts
- Rice in small or family-sized packs
Meal Service Items
- To-Go Boxes
- Plastic Forks and Spoons
- Salt and Pepper packets
- 8 oz and 16oz cups styrofoam
- Cup lids for same
- Napkins, small dispenser type
- Sugar packets by the case
- Ziploc bags- sandwich size for lunches
- Hand Sanitizer
- Clorox wipes
- Soap in pump bottles
- Masks of any type, cloth, paper, painters....
We will be glad to pick up these donations from your vehicle if you will call when you arrive. This is safer for us and for you.
Money is still the most useful thing for the ministry because we can buy wholesale or it can be used anywhere it is needed.
Please consider making a cash donation here.