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St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church

  A place to grow in faith! 

Pictured left to right: Lee Pascoli, Jerry Morris, Amy Beaver, Ed Farmer, Cordi Kotzbauer, Joyce Lyrio-Takis, Brady Wagner, Sue Thatcher, Kristen Lyrio-Takis, Maureen Wagner, Phyllis Conner, and Ernie Conner.

Food Pantry was held on May 28, 2019. 137 families were served with 11 new clients

The next Food Pantry will be held on:

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 10AM to NOON

The St. James Food Pantry started in 1996, the vision of a St. James member, the late Anna Lou Lenz. We provide non-perishable and perishable food items as well as fresh produce and personal supplies to less fortunate families and individuals in Ohio County, Marshall County, and Belmont County. What began with only a small bag of groceries being distributed to a few families has now developed into a program which provides for literally thousands of Ohio Valley residents.

2008: 662 families - 1,222 individuals

2009: 1,048 families - 2,127 individuals

2010: 1,318 families - 2,620 individuals

2011: 1,469 families - 2,862 individuals

2012: 1,471 families - 3,035 individuals

2013: 1,638 families - 4,025 individuals

2014: 2,003 families - 4,855 individuals

2015: 2,146 families - 5,108 individuals

2016: 1,921 families - 4,684 individuals

2017: 1,810 families - 4,366 individuals

2018: 1,787 families - 3,637 individuals

The "Seeds for the Soul" garden was planted with tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers on land behind the church. Its yield has been distributed to food pantry recipients