The Food Pantry and the Lunch Boxes of Love Ministry

St. John's MCC's Food Pantry

The St. John’s MCC Food Pantry and our Lunch Boxes of Love Ministry (LBOL) provide food and other essential items to hundreds of people each month. Through LBOL, we regularly feed people at the South Wilmington Street Center Homeless Shelter for Men, the Love Wins Community Engagement Center, and at our own City on a Hill Community Center on Maywood Avenue.

This ministry has now expanded and is offering food every Sunday as well at our Ministry Facility located at 622 Maywood Avenue in Raleigh.

It is our goal that NO ONE ever leaves our doors hungry.

Our Food Pantry has been established and is currently supporting other local ministries and food pantry’s such as Love Wins Ministries and the Alliance of AIDS Services Carolinas food pantry. Through this ministry we are able to work with local organizations towards a common goal - providing for the needs within our community!

Please see our current needs list for these vital ministries and drop off your donations at our ministry facility located at 622 Maywood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27603.

If you would like for us to pick up your donation, please call us to arrange that at 919.834.2611. We thank you for your support! Because of your generosity, someone will go to sleep tonight knowing that someone cares about them!

Current Food Pantry and LBOL Needs

Needs for Lunch Boxes of Love


  • Vegetables (Fresh, Canned, frozen)
  • Meat (canned, frozen, fresh)


  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Oregano
  • Dill
  • Dried Cilantro
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • Celery Seed
  • Season Salt
  • Bouillon Cubes
  • Cinnamon
  • Thyme
  • Paprika
  • Ginger
  • Cumin
  • Onion Flakes
  • Chili Powder
  • Bay Leaves
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Dried Basil


  • Pots (all sizes)
  • Sauté Pans (all sizes)
  • Cutting Boards
  • Strainers
  • Measuring Cups/Spoons
  • Knives
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Wisks
  • Hand Mixer
  • Grater
  • Can opener
  • Funnels
  • Pot holders
  • Griddle
  • Electric fryer

Needs for the Food Pantry

  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Coffee
  • Creamer
  • Sugar
  • Grits
  • Oatmeal
  • Canned Goods
  • Canned Meat
  • Cleaning Supplies

Needs for Hygiene Kits

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothbrush caps
  • Tooth paste
  • Body wash/bar soap
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Sanitary Napkins
  • Tampons
  • Shaving Cream
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Facial Tissues
  • Cobs/Hairbrush
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Socks
  • Washcloths
  • Sun Screen
  • Lotion