Birchwood Food Desert Fighters Pantry Drive

The Mission and Justice board, in conjunction with the Faith Formation board would like to invite you to participate in a Saturday, August 21 pantry drive in support of the Birchwood Food Desert Fighters. This organization grew out of the non-compete clause that Albertsons demanded when the local Birchwood grocery was sold in 2016. Since that time the Birchwood/Alderwood neighborhoods have been without a local grocery store. Many of the residents in these neighborhoods are elderly, don’t have their own transportation and live on fixed incomes. The BFDF have been filling a need for accessible, healthy food ever since by providing free donated food every Saturday outside at the Industrial Credit Union.

Join us on August 21 by donating items from the following list. Starting at 8:00-10:00 am just drive through the church parking lot and drop off your donated items. We’ll be fully masked and ready to take your donations which will be delivered later that day to the BFDF share spot.

Pantry Needs



Cake & frosting (candles too)

Vegetarian protein (tofu, tempeh, nuts)

Sauces (soy, GF tamari, teriyaki, hot sauce)

Sugar, flour, oil  menstrual products, diapers, wipes

Spices (oregano, basil, garlic, taco spice, salt, pepper)

Condiments (ketchup, mustard, chutney, chili oil) 

Non SNAP items


Dish, hand, laundry soap, sponges 

Paper towels, toilet paper

Body wash, shampoo, conditioner

 Plastic wrap, foil, sandwich bags

 Pullups, adult incontinence supplies


Tea, coffee (repackaged bulk items are welcomed)

Baking mixes (pancake, biscuit, corn bread)

Fruit, vegetables (fresh or canned)