Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry

Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry

This endeavor is possible through the generous bequest of John & Frances Ice.
John & Frances were parishioners of Sacred Heart for over 50 years.
John passed away in August 2017. Frances passed away in July 2018.
Having no children of their own, they left their entire estate to Sacred Heart with the stipulation that the funds be used to exclusively benefit the poor.

Our Mission Statement
Our Mission Statement

To feed the hungry in our community with nutritious food for their bodies and love, compassion, and warm fellowship for their souls, as we are taught by the Lord Himself. One smile, one plate, one box of food at a time.

Thank you to those who continue to donate food and make monetary donations!

Food donations can be dropped off in the north church entrance.
Please do not bring your food donations to the church office.
Monetary donations can be mailed to the church office at 27 Cottonwood St. or placed in the mail drop box at the church office.

Thank you for your continued support!

John & Frances Ice Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry Operations
John & Frances Ice Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry Operations

The John & Frances Ice Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry operates a curbside service at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall (106 Exchange St.) every Sunday from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Pre-packaged food bags are available for pick-up from 4:00 PM -5:00 PM every Sunday.  One bag per family per weekend.

To-go meals are available for pick-up beginning at 4:00 PM every Sunday while supplies last.

All those in need of food are welcome!

Volunteers Needs

Food Prep (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

One person needed to assist team leader in preparing prepackaged food according to the established menu.  Cleans areas when through.  Helps with dishes.  Helps in pantry to sort, organize, and process food as time allows.

Servers (3:30 PM - 6:00 PM or until finished)

Two people to dish food into to-go containers.  Cleans dishes, counters, sweeps floors, and takes out trash.

Greeter (3:30 PM - 6:00 PM or until finished)

One person needed each week.  Sets out signs.  Talks with drive-thru patrons.  Records and relays information to Meal Runner.  Wipes down carts, doorways, and other high traffic areas.  Returns signs.  Helps in kitchen as needed.  Ensures all doors are locked.

Meal Runner (3:30 PM - 6:00 PM or until finished)

One person needed each week.  Relays number of meals to the kitchen.  Takes meals and pantry bags to cars.  Helps Greeter wipe down carts, doorways, etc.  Helps in kitchen as needed.

At this time, we will only allow individuals 9th grade or older to volunteer. All volunteers 18 and older must be Virtus trained.

Please help us stock the shelves for the John & Frances Ice Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry!

ALL food donations will stay at Sacred Heart and will be used for the food pantry.

We would like to have an adequate supply of the following items for distribution when the pantry opens.   Donations may be dropped off in the baskets located at the north and west entrances or brought up by children during the offering.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Donations requested are:

Peanut Butter


Canned Vegetables

Canned Fruits

Whole-Grain Cereal

Pasta (spaghetti, macaroni, etc.)

Canned or plastic jars of tomato sauce (no glass)



Mac & Cheese

Canned Meats (Tuna, Ham, Chicken, etc.)

Canned Soups, Stews, Chili

Canned Ravioli


Shelf-stable or Powdered Milk


Granola Bars