The Community Ministries Department at IPC has a Social Services account from which we offer assistance with people in need to help pay utility bills and buy prescription medications. We also have a Food Pantry at IPC to provide groceries to families in need.
IPC Food Pantry Sign Up allows you to pledge food donations and/or become a volunteer. Volunteers can host clients, help shelve donations or assist during special events.
We ask that you please bring non-perishable food items to the IPC Food Pantry such as:
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Cereal, grits, oatmeal
- Nutrition bars
- Canned fruits and vegetables
- Dried milk
- Canned meats [tuna, chicken, salmon]
- Canned spaghetti, ravioli or chili
- Macaroni & cheese
- Dried rice and beans
- Spaghetti sauce
Note: Please NO open packaged, home-canned items, exotic foods, pet food, or commercial sizes
You can take your donation to the Food Pantry and shelve it. Baskets are also scattered around the church where you can leave your donations. There are suggestions for food items each week in The E-Update and IPC's Facebook page.
Each fall, we have the Harvest for Hunger Food drive when we have a special call for members to bring food to the church to stock the pantry shelves for the holiday season! You can also contribute money to pay for the purchase of fresh and frozen food to supplement the non-perishable items.
If you need help from IPC Social Services or Food Pantry
We primarily assist people by appointment at 933-1687. Our secretary, Annette Carter, will be in touch to set up an appointment for your food assistance. We can normally provide about 25 families per week with food. We receive many more calls, so it may take a couple of weeks to accommodate you.
How can IPC members help with the Social Services Ministry?
Financial contributions are always needed for the Social Services account. Tax-deductible checks can be made out to “IPC Social Services.”