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 and proof of Delaware residency for the head of the household and IDs for other household members. Medicaid, birth certificates, and school IDs 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 jelly, pasta, canned soup, toiletries (shampoo, bar soap, toothpaste), baby wipes, and size 4, 5 and 6 diapers. Thank you for your generosity!

As a Reconciling in Christ congregation of the ELCA, we believe that the gospel is God's gift to all people, shared unconditionally and without regard to race, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic or family status, age, physical or mental abilities, outward appearance, or religious affiliation. We seek to live the truth written in Ephesians that Christ breaks down the dividing walls between us and makes us one.


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St. Stephen's Lutheran Church

1301 N Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19806



We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Delaware-Maryland Synod.



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