Leave some for others in need.

If you see what you need, help yourself!

Loving God, bless all who pass this box.
For those who leave something, may they know the blessing of giving to You. For those who take something, may they know the blessing of receiving from You. For all who come and for all who pass by, may they know the God of Love and Peace is with them.

You are Welcome Here!
Worship on Sunday at 10:15am

Front view of PPC Pantry Box

Pantry Suggestions for Donations

canned meats: chicken, ham, spam, corned beef
Fish: canned or packets – tuna, salmon, sardines
Nut / Seed butter: peanut, almond, sunflower
Shelf – stable cheese: parmesan, cheese spreads
Shelf – stable meats: pepperoni, summer sausage
Assorted nut mixes, Protein bars

Fruits & Vegetables
Applesauce, Individual fruit cups- any kinds
Dried fruit: mango, cranberries, raisins
Canned Fruit: mandarins, peaches, pineapple, pears, etc.
Canned Vegetables: green beans, peas, corn, carrots, tomatoes, veg-all, etc.
Spaghetti Sauce, Pizza Sauce
Baby food (jars or pouches)

Grains & Carbs
Pasta: spaghetti, linguine, penne, macaroni
Rice: instant packages, bags
Beans (canned or dry): pinto, black, cannellini
Shelf stable pizza crusts
Cereal – hot/cold, granola bars,
Tortillas, Crackers
Chips, Pretzels, Popcorn (kernels or microwave)
add water mixes: muffins, pancakes, corn bread, biscuits
Pudding or Jello cups, syrup, flour, oil

Soups, Stocks, & Broth
Soups (boxed or canned or cup of): tomato, chicken noodle, beef stew, vegetable, etc.
Broth or Stock (boxed or canned): beef, chicken, veggie

Boxed Entrees
Mac & Cheese, Canned Chili
Pre-packaged sides – rice, pasta, potatoes

Milks & Beverages
Shelf – Stable almond or soy milk, condensed milk
Coffee, tea. Water bottles
Fruit juices, Juice boxes or bottles

Salt/Pepper, Sugar, Salsa, Ketchup, Mustard, Jelly, Dressings

Non- food Items
Toothpaste & ToothbrushesShampoo & conditioner, Soap, Body Wash
Deodorant, Hand soap liquid, lotion,
Dish Soap, Laundry detergent
Toilet paper (single rolls), Tissues
Feminine hygiene products, Hair brushes
Sanitizer wipes, cleaning supplies, chap sticks, Band-aids

Please Do NOT Leave:
Razors, Anything Sharp, Knives
Mouthwash, Hand Sanitizer
Expired, Rusty, Unlabeled anything


Providence Mission Committee has placed a Food Pantry along Broad Ave to help those in need in our Neighborhood.
Food Pantries are an easy way to help your neighbors right now.

Neighbors helping neighbors. Not only do Pantries support neighbors facing hunger insecurity, they enrich the community by empowering people to make an immediate difference. Anyone can take from the pantry, and anyone can donate to the pantry. This is neighbors helping neighbors. Give what you can. Take what you need.

History:  The Pantry movement is a collective solution to immediate and local need. Whether a need for food or a need to give, Food Pantries help feed neighbors, and nourish neighborhoods. 

Jessica McClard launched the Pantry movement in May 2016 in Fayetteville, AR, when she planted the Pantry Pilot, a wooden box on a post containing food, personal care, and paper items accessible to everyone all the time, no questions asked. She hoped her spin on the Free Library would pique local awareness of food insecurity while creating a space for neighbors to help meet neighborhood food needs.

A little over a month later, CrystalRock Cathedral Women’s Ministries planted Blessing Box in Ardmore, OK. By August 2016, the movement was global. Throughout the US and internationally, the pantry movement continues growing and moving. 

Who is the Pantry for? The Pantry is for those who want and/or need to give. The Pantry is for those not easily able to meet everyday food and personal needs. The Pantry is for a hungry kid after school or a home cook who forgot to buy something. The Pantry is for everyone.

The Pantry is a reminder of our neighbors’ need that creates neighborhood space for exercising compassion, trust, and mutual aid. Community members are encouraged to keep the pantries stocked by leaving canned or dry foods and other supplies for others to take when needed.

One of the advantages of contributing to a neighborhood Pantry is that, unlike food banks and larger pantries, the donations in the boxes are always available. If someone is in a bind and they need something, and a food pantry is closed, this can fill in the gaps of when they’re not able to make it to one of the bigger food pantries. In addition to being open 24/7, there are also no limits or restrictions on how much people can take if they need extra food. And it’s an anonymous access point, so anyone can come and get food.

Food Pantries are a place people can go when they can’t go somewhere else.