Food Ministry Program

In the basement of Audubon Park UMC there are three very special ministries that are near and dear to our hearts! The Audubon Park Food Bank, our Tuesday Morning Breakfast, and Bare Necessities Ministries. Find out more about each of these ministries below!

We are happy to announce we are now serving coffee and breakfast during food bank times. 

Food Bank

Each month hundreds of pounds of food are donated and distributed through the Audubon Park Food Bank. The Food Bank works with Second Harvest to provide healthy food to those in our service area. 

The Audubon Park Food Bank is open on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 8:30 am - 11:30 am, unless otherwise noted.

You can find our current Food Bank Calendar here.

Want to help? There is always a need for volunteers. Keeping this food pantry open and running is a big job! Volunteer opportunities include stocking and distribution of food or simply visiting with the families while they wait. 

Contact our church office for more information on how you can help!


What began as an offer of a hot cup of coffee and a dry, warm place to wait for the food bank has transformed into a hot breakfast, produce and baked goods program. Each week truckloads of groceries are collected, weighed, sorted and handed out to those in need.

Open to all, the mission of this ministry is to treat everyone with respect and dignity. Volunteers provide a friendly atmosphere where all are welcomed. They work diligently to feed the guests body and soul.

Volunteers are always needed to collect and sort food and donations on Mondays, serve food on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, or clean up afterwards. 

Check out the video below or contact the office for more information. 


Bare Necessities

Our Bare Necessities "Non-Food Pantry" offers the basics for household and personal hygiene for free!

The mission of the Bare Necessities pantry is to support Audubon Park Food Bank clients or anyone else in need by offering personal hygiene and household cleaning products - because every person has the right to feel clean.

Sandi Nicol, a church member, realized after a toothbrush drive that many of our Food Bank clients (as well as people experiencing poverty or homelessness and/or those on limited incomes) don't always have the funds for or access to basic hygiene and cleaning supplies on a regular basis.

So she started taking donations for these items, and now hosts the Bare Necessities Non-Food Pantry twice a month (the 2nd and 4th Tuesday, same as the Food Bank), where guest can “shop” from the donated items. Our offerings are limited but we are committed to continue to help those in need with what we can.

Want to help? If you are friendly and willing to help people shop and answer simple questions about products, consider volunteering with the Bare Necessities or if you would like to donate items contact the church office. 

You can also connect with this ministry through our Bare Necessities Facebook page to find out donation needs and other ways you can support this ministry.