A Servant's Heart Food Pantry offers emergency food to residents of Melrose and the surrounding communities.
At this time, we are no longer able to accept any NEW clients who live outside of Melrose. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Hours of Operation
Individuals may come to the Food Pantry twice each month. A photo ID is requested on your first visit only. The Pantry is open to residents of Melrose and the surrounding communities.
Every Friday, 10:00 - 11:30am
3rd Friday of the Month, 5:00 - 6:00pm
with a Community Dinner following
*The pantry is closed on or near certain holidays.
About the Pantry
The Servant’s Heart Food Pantry was born out of a desire to serve and assist struggling families in the city of Melrose and the surrounding communities. In 1996 the first food was distributed from a broken down three-shelf bookcase in the basement of the church to just 5 families. Over time word spread and the number of families who frequented the food pantry grew. Ten years later there were nearly 70 families receiving food each month. What began with a few volunteers and a bookcase of food has now grown to countless hours of volunteer assistance and many more shelves of food. Today the pantry supplies food regularly to over 150 families.
We rely solely on food and financial donations to meet the needs of those in the greater Melrose community, and we’re staffed completely by volunteers. In 2002 St. Mary’s Church partnered with Faith Church in this endeavor and has consistently supported with volunteers and food on a weekly basis.
The name, “A Servant’s Heart” accurately depicts the attitude of service embodied by the donors, volunteers, and coordinators. The desire to serve needy families stems from a desire to share and show God’s love as it has been shown to us.