...whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me
The Allen Food Pantry is supported by the Allen Ministerial Alliance which is made up of Christian churches in the communities of Allen, Fairview and Lucus and operates as a strict non-profit organization that is 100% Volunteer based.
The Allen Food Pantry has been housed at St. Jude since 1985 to provide emergency food assistance to those in need. Ministers from the local Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Disciples of Christ and Baptist Churches met to discuss ways we might, as a body, address the problems of hunger in our area. The poor in our community are not always visible. We don't want to see poverty or hunger even though it's all around us. Single parents, low income working families, senior citizens on fixed incomes, and many families affected by the current layoffs in our area. It's not easy to ask for help, for food.
We are each called to be Jesus to our brothers and sisters. We are fed at His table. Our loving Lord calls us to reach out and feed other. This is the mission of St. Jude's association with the ecumenical food pantry.
If you are in need of food, please visit the food pantry during our hours of operation listed below. If you live in Allen, Lucas or Fairview, or are a referral from an AMA church, you can be added to the regular schedule. For all client procedures and application forms, please visit their our at www.allenfoodpantry.org and click on the "Need Food?" tab.
We are located at 1515 N. Greenville Ave | Behind St. Jude Catholic Church
email: firstname.lastname@example.org | 214.644.2090
Mon & Thurs: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tues & Fri: 9:30am - 11:30am
Saturday: 9:30am - noon
The food pantry is closed on all major holidays and during inclement weather, typically in conjunction with AllenISD and St. Jude closings.
Make a Donation
Please bring your donations to the Food Pantry at the west end of St. Jude parking lot. Collection boxes are also located at: Allen area Kroger Stores. If making a monitary donation, please make checks payable to the Allen Ministerial Alliance and mail to:
St. Jude Catholic Church
1515 N. Greenville Avenue
Allen, TX 75002
Attn: Jeanne Girsch
How to Volunteer
If you are interested in volunteering at the food pantry, please go to http://allenfoodpantry.org/volunteer-opportunities.html. There you will find downloadable forms to fill out and submit, and a schedule of classes and hands-on training sessions. We thank you again for your ongoing support! For more information, call 214.644.2090.
For more information, visit our webstie: www.allenfoodpantry.org/about.html