Ruby’s Pantry – 3rd Thursday of the month
Gloria Dei was among the initial church sponsors of this food distribution program, which takes place on the third Thursday of the month at First United Methodist Church (the Coppertop Church) 230 East Skyline Parkway, Duluth.
As a community partner of Ruby’s Pantry, the goal of the program is to make food available to anyone who needs to stretch their food dollar. For a $15.00 donation (which is used to cover transportation, warehouse, and other expenses) you receive approximately 2 large boxes of food. Cash only, no checks or EBT cards are accepted. There is no “typical” food order and contents vary depending upon what food is available to Ruby’s Pantry at the time. You need to bring your own boxes (laundry baskets work very well). There are no income guidelines.
Volunteers are always needed to help repackage food, distribute food, carry food to vehicles, and clean-up. Clean-up is usually done by 8:00 p.m. Contact Sue Anderson for more information about volunteering, or show up between 3-5 p.m. that day.