The Down River Bread of Life Nutrition Center at St. Martin's exists to serve our Lord Jesus Christ in "the least of these" by providing food, encouragement, dignity, and hope in His Name to those in need. It accomplishes this goal by hosting a monthly Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen.
The DBLNC Food Pantry is open the FIRST TWO MONDAYS of every month (except holiday Mondays),
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
The Food Pantry provides food as well as personal hygiene products.
The DBLNC Soup Kitchen serves take-out dinners THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE MONTH, Tuesday through Friday, 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
The DBLNC is able to provide assistance because of the wonderful and generous support of its donors and volunteers. We give thanks to God for all of our volunteers, as well as those wonderful businesses and groups that support us on an ongoing basis:
May God bless all of these individuals and organizations for enabling us to continue to minister in Jesus' Name!
We would love to receive whatever help you might be willing to afford. Volunteers are always needed for the Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen. Please contact the Church Office and we will be glad to put you into contact with people who are able to get you connected to serve!
Of course, financial contributions and donations of food are also gladly received. Financial contributions may be mailed to the DBLNC in care of St. Martin's. Food may be dropped off at the church during regular business hours, or by contacting the Church Office to make other arrangements.
Whatever assistance you may be able to afford, whether that be for an hour or two, a day or two, or more, know that we sincerely appreciate you and your sharing.
The DBLNC serves all who come to it for assistance and does not judge or discriminate. While we do serve a specific geographical area, if you come to us from outside of that area, we will be happy to assist you and then refer you to an agency in your area where you can receive future assistance. Please be sure to bring some form of identification with you. PLEASE NOTE: Neither the Down River Bread of Life Nutrition Center nor St. Martin's Lutheran Church offers financial assistance.