Lathrop Community Outreach Committee, began as an outreach of the First Christian Church, but has grown into a program supported by Lathrop churches, businesses, and individuals.
The pantry is open each Monday from 9 to 11 am, serving anyone in the Lathrop School District. We are located at the Goppert Center, 406 Elm. West entrance.
WANT TO HELP? If you want to volunteer, please contact Rayann Herndon, her phone number is at the bottom of this page. Monetary gifts may be give by bringing them to Lathrop First Christian Church, just have the envelope or check marked so we know what it is to be used for. You can also donate items to provide those using the Food Pantry. Just drop those items off at the church as well.
ITEMS NEEDED (list updated monthly): soap, tissues, shampoo, laundry detergent, hot dogs,
cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup.
The truck comes once a month on the third Wednesday, from 10 to 12pm (often out of food by 11am). It is open to anyone, regardless of residence. You line up at the Goppert Center and when the line starts you will move to the First Christian Church where helpful volunteers will load your car with all kinds of goodies!
The Backpack Program provides food for students that might not have enough to eat on the three day weekend (every school weekend is 3 days in Lathrop). The food is sent home on Fridays with about 90 students. While the program is available for K-12, the vast majority receiving backpacks are in Elementary school. The school counselors are the people to contact if your student would benefit from this program.
WANT TO HELP? Monetary gifts may be give by bringing them to Lathrop First Christian Church, just
have the envelope or check marked so we know what it is to be used for. You can also donate items
that go into the bags themselves. Just drop those items off at the church as well.
ITEMS NEEDED: Individual bowls of microwavable mac and cheese. Individual bowls of microwavable spaghetti-o's or ravioli. Individual cups of fruit or pudding. Breakfast bars. Small boxes of cereal. Small bags of chips (any kind). Slim Jims. Individual packages of cooks or fruit snacks.
Other things Community Outreach Helps with
They also work with utility problems, emergency housing, and other individual and family problems that might arise.
Need more information?
Please call Rayann Herndon @ 816-582-9675