Pictured left to right: Lee Pascoli, Jerry Morris, Amy Beaver, Ed Farmer, Cordi Kotzbauer, Joyce Lyrio-Takis, Brady Wagner, Sue Thatcher, Kristen Lyrio-Takis, Maureen Wagner, Phyllis Conner, and Ernie Conner.
Food Pantry was held on August 22, 2017 . 149 families were served with 18 new clients
The next Food Pantry will be held on:
Tuesday, September 26 from 10AM to NOON
In 2016, the St. James Food Pantry has assisted:
1,921 households with 4,684 individuals.
The "Seeds for the Soul" garden was planted with tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers on land behind the church. Its yield has been distributed to food pantry recipients
The St. James Food Pantry started in 1996, the vision of a St. James member, the late Anna Lou Lenz. We provide non-perishable and perishable food items as well as fresh produce and personal supplies to less fortunate families and individuals in Ohio County, Marshall County, and Belmont County. What began with only a small bag of groceries being distributed to a few families has now developed into a program which provides for literally thousands of Ohio Valley residents.
2008: 662 families - 1,222 individuals
2009: 1,048 families - 2,127 individuals
2010: 1,318 families - 2,620 individuals
2011: 1,469 families - 2,862 individuals
2012: 1,471 families - 3,035 individuals
2013: 1,638 families - 4,025 individuals
2014: 2,003 families - 4,855 individuals
2015: 2,146 families - 5,108 individuals
2016: 1,921 families - 4,684 individuals