St. Thomas Lutheran Church | People Feeding People

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The Project below is open to ALL ages.
  Kids and teens especially can help sort, count, pack food items
 to distribute to our clientele.  


people feeding people

Help us to help the Rocky River Assistance Program which is run through the Rocky River Women's Club since 1984 assisting River residents in need by providing a week's worth of food. This program operates through volunteers and donations from the local churches.


Thank you for all your generosity in the past and helping Food Barrel Ministries provide much needed groceries!!   Below is a list of the most requested food items from our local food pantry:

Canned meats:  canned beef, canned ham, canned chicken, canned salmon. Or hearty ready-to-go meals like beef stew and chili with meat.

Canned vegetables: Everyone donates green beans. Instead, give potatoes, carrots, spinach, peas or any other veggies your family likes.

Canned fruit: particularly those in fruit juice without extra sugar.  Dried fruit works too (raisins, etc.)

Boxed meals THAT REQUIRE ONLY WATER. Hamburger Helper isn’t helpful if you don’t have hamburger.

Low-sugar cereal like plain Cheerios

Peanut butter

Instant oatmeal, instant grits

Cans of beans

Pasta, pasta sauce

Biscuit or baking mixes (again that only require water)

Cans, cartons or boxes of powered and evaporated milk

Snack items for kids to take to school: juice boxes, applesauce containers, granola bars

Diapers in sizes above newborn, plus wipes

Toiletries: toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, lotion, shampoo & conditioner, Chapstics for lips, and  feminine hygiene products.

Paper towels and Toilet Paper

Spices like cinnamon, oregano, basil, salt, pepper

Money donations are also welcome. Many food banks and pantries have access to lower cost supplies than you or I do so a cash donation may go further, plus they’re able to get exactly what they need. Please mark the memo line "Food Barrel" and place it in the wooden"Bread Loaf" in the Narthex.

For further information and dates, volunteer opportunities or donations, please go to this web site.


Gathering donations

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Our mission at St. Thomas is to build the community spiritually by spreading the Gospel truth of Jesus' love. We proclaim one message -- the message of forgiveness, peace and hope that is only found at the foot of the cross. >>

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St. Thomas Lutheran Church & Early Childhood Center


21211 Detroit Road
Rocky River, OH 44116

Pastor Eric Van Scyoc

Sunday Worship Services

8:15 am & 10:45 am

Bible Study/Sunday School
9:30 am


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