LCS Food Pantry at St. Stephen's
St. Stephen's partners with Lutheran Community Services to distribute food. The LCS Food Pantry is the largest volume Lutheran food pantry in the state of Delaware. It provides three days of emergency food provisions for 800-1,000 families each month, 2,500-3,000 people.
Approximately 200 volunteers staff the pantry, stock the shelves, pack bags for distribution, accept deliveries, and clean the facilities. Volunteers come from local churches, the community, schools, autism support programs, and community service programs.
The LCS Food Pantry at St. Stephen's is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9 a.m. - noon and Wednesday, 5-7 pm. Pre-registration is needed for this program. Clients can apply during pantry hours. Please bring a photo ID for the head of the household and IDs for other household members. Medicaid and birth certificates are accepted for children. Clients may visit one LCS food pantry per week.
The food pantry distributes free produce 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month from 5-7 pm.
The food pantry is closed on major holidays. Please click here for the holiday schedule. The pantry also is closed when the public schools close due to inclement weather.
Food donations and volunteers are always welcome. We need diapers in all sizes, adult diapers, and sanitary pads. They are items we can't buy from the Food Bank of Delaware and are often requested by our clients. We rely on donations to provide these necessities.