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.
Blessing Boxes and Food Pantry
Help us to continue refilling our Blessing Boxes and Food Pantry. Although the Food Pantry is closed to visitors due to Covid-19, food donations are being accepted. Please consider making a monetary gift to assist IPC Social Services with the larger vouchers and with our utility, rent and medical assistance program.
Donations can be dropped off or sent via a delivery service Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm to IPC Community Ministries' entrance on 31st Street South, up from the covered walkway. Please call Lisa at 205 933-3725 and let her know when you plan to arrive and she will meet you or your delivery service at the entrance to bring the food inside.
We ask that you please bring non-perishable food items to the IPC Food Pantry such as the following. Suggestions for food items based on current need are published in The E-Update and IPC's Facebook page.
- 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 packages, home-canned items, exotic foods, or commercial sizes
Harvest for Hunger
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.
Food Pantry Sign Up
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.
Notice due to Covid-19
Once the Re-opening Task Force opens the church to visitors again, 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.
If you need help from IPC Social Services or Food Pantry
We primarily assist people by appointment at 933-1687. Our coordinator, Lisa Holloway, 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.”