The food pantry at Roser Church is the one place on Anna Maria lsland where people experiencing financial hardship can come to receive free groceries. Assisted by generous donations from concerned individuals, other Island churches, and civic organizations, a dedicated corps of volunteers and church staff members gather, sort, and distribute over a hundred bags of groceries each month.
We provide groceries to people with Anna Maria lsland addresses or verified AMI connections. Call the church office (941-778-0414) to schedule an appointment. A bag of groceries is intended to feed one person for about 3 days. Families may receive more than one bag. Vouchers worth $10 may be provided for milk, bread, perishable foods, baby food, etc. (restricted so that no alcohol, tobacco, or cash can be received).
Monetary donations are used to purchase gift cards for perishable foods for families with children, and for needed nonperishable items that have not been donated. Designate donation for the Food Pantry.
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. And in the church God has appointed . . . those able to help others.
l Corinthians 12: 27-28
Please bring donations to the basket in the Narthex on Sunday or the shopping cart in the office hallway during office hours. For large donations, please call the church office (941-778-0414) and we will meet you at the Pantry.
CEREAL – all kinds
SOUP – cans/boxes/packages
MEAT AND FISH – tuna, ham, Spam, salmon, chicken, etc.
PEANUT BUTTER and JELLY
RICE, POTATOES, PASTA – canned or dried
VEGETABLES – cans of peas, green beans, tomatoes, etc.
STARCHY VEGETABLES – cans of baked beans, black or pinto beans, corn, or dried beans
MEALS such as macaroni & cheese, spaghetti & sauce, etc.
FRUIT – cans or jars of pineapple, peaches, pears, etc.
FRUIT JUICES – cans, boxes, bottles, especially small containers.
MILK – powdered, evaporated, processed (e.g. Parmalat) in boxes or cans
BEVERAGES – cocoa, tea, instant coffee, etc.
DESSERTS – pudding, jello, etc.
DISH DETERGENT – small
BATHROOM SUPPLIES – soap bars, toilet paper
We do not stock fresh milk, bread, perishable foods, baby food, formula, pampers, personal hygiene items or cleaning supplies.