ABOUT THE PANTRY MISSION
Riviera Church operates a “no questions asked” Food Pantry for the food insecure in our area.
Prior to COVID, our food pantry primarily served single men without housing who congregated near US 1, supplying about 150 food bags in 2019 on a drop-in basis. With COVID and the resulting economic impacts, the demand for food assistance from our pantry expanded dramatically and the need shifted to primarily family bags. We now host scheduled, twice weekly distribution events.
In 2020, 487 family bags and 79 single bags were distributed. A family bag contains meal supplies for 3-4 people for 3-4 days. A single bag has food for a day, toiletries and new socks. Riviera is certified as a Hunger Action Congregation by the PC(USA) for its work with the Food Pantry.
FOR THOSE IN NEED
Riviera’s Food Pantry Ministry will be distributing food bags on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon at the east entrance of the sanctuary.
FOR THOSE WITH MEANS
If you would like to shop for the food pantry, the following items are needed (updated April 2021)
- Peanut butter
- Canned fruit
- Canned vegetables
- Canned soup
- Pasta sauce
- Please, NO condiments, pasta, rice or beans at this time.
Donations can be dropped off at the church Fellowship Hall doors on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. If you are ordering the food to be delivered please schedule them for Tuesdays or Thursdays.
Monetary donations are also much appreciated. You can leave cash in the plate in the Sanctuary or donate safely online via our GIVE page.