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St. Patrick Church Food Pantry

St. Patrick's Food Pantry is open on Mondays from 10:00am to Noon. Serving people and families from the 60436 zip code.

Each week we distribute about 40 large boxes and tote bags of groceries to feed the families from our neighborhood and parish who depend on our food pantry. We are currently feeding 40 to 50 families a week which equals approximately 700 to 800 adults and children each month. Typically, the months of June, July, August and September when our food supply is at its lowest and the need is at its highest.  However, anytime is a good time to donate to the pantry to help those in need. The people of St. Pat's are always very generous, but the need continues to grow right here in our parish. We are looking for non-perishable and some perishable items (see below) and boxes (Banana boxes and plastic or paper bags) to hand out food in as well as volunteers to distribute the items.  Volunteers are needed to help sort, pack meal boxes, and hand out food.  Even if you have an hour to give, we could use your help on Mondays when we hand out food or any other day Tuesday through Friday to help organize, pre-pack boxes, and clean the pantry.

Can you help us supply our families with any of the following items on our "grocery" list? Non-perishable foods, personal care items, and paper goods can be left in the church or at the rectory. Check with Jim Smith at 815-546-4758 or Paul Boley at 815-258-8321 for delivery options. We also consider taking perishable items.  Just contact one of the team members for more information.

Pancake Mix 
Baby Food 
Spaghetti sauce 
Peanut Butter 
Canned and/or Dried Beans 

Canned Ravioli / Spaghetti 
Canned Tuna Fish 
Stove Top Stuffing 
Pork & Beans    

Apple Juice
Instant Mashed Potatoes
(spaghetti, macaroni, etc.)
Rice-a-Roni (or similar)
Canned Chicken
Ramen Noodles     

Breakfast Cereal
Baby Food  Apple Juice  Tea
Canned Meats
Canned Fruit
Macaroni & Cheese
Canned Soup

Canned Vegetables


For additional information please contact the church office:

St. Patrick Church
710 West Marion Street
Joliet, IL. 60436

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