Ruby's Pantry

What is Ruby's Pantry?

Ruby's Pantry is an organization that distributes overstock corporate food from our church to families in our community, using a drive-thru distribution process. Purchase a share for a $20 donation and get over $150 of food to use or share with friends, neighbors or family members. There is no income limit or residence requirement to participate, however there is a two share limit per vehicle. The pantry is held each month at the church on the third Saturday from 9:30-11:00 a.m. No pre-registration is required. St. John's is pleased to provide this Christian outreach program to serve our area.

What to expect when you get there?

There will be one-way traffic in the area. Enter the church parking lot off of County Road Z. It is preferred that you get to the church by coming down County Road Z from the west. Because of the increased traffic, no left hand turns will be allowed into the parking lot. Parking attendants will be on hand to direct you where to proceed. When the distribution starts, you will proceed around to the south side driveway where you will park. Pop open your trunk and/or back seat. Two food shares maximum are allowed per vehicle. Please have only the driver and the other food share passenger in the vehicle. Remain in your vehicle at all times. Because of the amount of food, your trunk must be EMPTY. Especially if getting two shares, the back seat should probably be empty as well. Food shares are pre-bagged. Volunteers will load the food in your car and you will proceed out the driveway leading to Old Oregon Road.

If the parking lot is full, park along the south side only of County Rd Z and wait to be directed into the parking lot.

Our 1st Ruby's Pop-Up Pantry on April 17th was a success !!!! We sold 238 shares of food. The weather was beautiful. Thank you to all who participated and to all the volunteers. We look forward to our next pantry which will be held Saturday, May 15.

Getting food organized in the fellowship hall.

Volunteers lining up to fill shopping carts with food.

Cars are lining up in the parking lot.

Loaded shopping carts waiting to unload into cars.


Filling cars with their share

Look at all that food !!! All for a $20 donation!

VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED !!

Volunteers are needed between 7 a.m. and noon. There are many jobs to be filled of all capabilities, including unloading the semi, sort and count the food, collect money, register volunteers, set-up, load food into cars, clean-up. Some volunteers should be physically capable of consistently lifting 10-20 lbs., being on their feet, bending, and moving at a quick pace. Masks for all volunteers will be required and gloves are required to anyone handling the food products.

To fill out a volunteer form or for more information on Ruby's Pantry, click the link below.