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St. John Lutheran Church Food Pantry

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Jewel Pickup

St. John Lutheran Food Pantry (stjohnfood.org) is seeking volunteers to do pick-ups at Jewel-Osco in Plainfiled at Route 59 and Caton Farm Rd. (Jewel Address: 2480 Illinois 59, Plainfield, IL, 60586). We need volunteers on Monday's, Wednesday's, and Friday's at 9:00am to pick-up donated food and bring it back to the pantry at 2650 Plainfield Road (by Louis Joliet Mall). We pick up from Fresh Thyme across the street on Mondays and Fridays as well.

Volunteers need to use their own vehicles. Please note that any interested volunteers will be part a larger pick-up schedule and would only commit to one pick-up every month.

St. John food pantry served 38,000+ people in 2018. Your volunteer hour(s) go a long way in feeding a hungry community. Be a part of this vibrant program today!

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About St. John Lutheran Church Food Pantry


2650 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435, US

Mission Statement

St. John Lutheran Church Food Pantry's mission is to serve the hungry in our community. We believe that serving clients with dignity and grace is just as important as the food we give.


We are a partner agency of the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) and a contracted State of Illinois Emergency Food Pantry (EFP).

Our pantry is 100% volunteer run and serves approximately 800 families each month, which amounts to 2,700-3,000 individual family members.

We serve all who are hungry and do not exclude based on a client's zip code, county, or school district. Clients may visit our pantry once every twenty-one days.

Community volunteers unload weekly food deliveries on Wednesdays and then distribute it on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Donations make it possible for us to purchase food from Northern Illinois Food Bank.

We have established partnerships with the Jewel-Osco on Route 59 and Caton Farm Road in Plainfield, IL and across the street at Fresh Thyme in Joliet, and rely on our volunteers to pick up these food donations on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

We are run 100% by donations and gifts. Visit stjohnfood.org to learn more about us.


We'll work with your schedule.


2650 Plainfield RoadJoliet, IL 60431




  • Kids
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  • People 55+
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  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9am-10:15am
  • Sign up for once a month, or once a week!

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