People Feeding People

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



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