Collecting for Our Community Food Center

["I was hungry and you gave me food."]We collect non-perishable food and household supplies for our community food bank, St. Mark's Food Center. We can leave them in the large basket by the window, in the small foyer to the pastor's office, which is straight ahead just inside the front door.

Hunger is on the increase in our county and resources are falling short of the need. The economic downturn and cuts in the food stamp program are increasing the need. Food centers county-wide are hard-pressed to meet the needs of those suffering food insecurity.

In December, the Food Center is especially looking for cake mix, brownie mix, and icing.

St. Mark’s Food Center will gratefully accept the following nonperishable items: breakfast cereals (especially cereals that are kid-friendly), white or brown rice, soups, canned chicken and tuna, canned vegetables, pancake mix (just-add-water variety) and syrup, applesauce and fruit cups, enriched pasta, condiments (ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise), and coffee. They also accept household necessities that are not covered by food stamps: for example, toothpaste, bar bath soap, diapers, sanitary napkins, and 2-ply toilet paper.

Are you a coupon clipper? The Food Bank accepts manufacturer’s coupons for diapers, baby food, and infant formula, in addition to coupons for laundry products and cleaning supplies.

St. Mark’s Food Center provides 15 meals per month for an average-sized family in need. "The Central Delaware County Food Center" at St. Marks is part of the Delco Interfaith Food Action Network (DIFAN).

For more information, visit the Food Center's website