God's Work, Our Hands.
Food Pantry and More
Every Friday, expect the first Friday of month, the Food Pantry is open from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. It provides groceries for up to 160 households, 300 to 400 people, each week. Fresh vegetables and fruits, meat, milk, bread, canned goods and personal supplies are available.
Most of the food comes from nearby Gleaners Community Food Bank where $1 can buy $10 worth of food. Donations of non-perishable food or cash are always welcome. Volunteers are always needed.
The Food Pantry is open to serve residents of zip codes 48207, 48211 or 48214. However, no one in need will be turned away.
Since the Covid Pandemic, the Food Pantry is held outside, weather permitting.
The Clothes Closet distributes gently used clothing, shoes, and
blankets to our clients. Clothing is
sorted and hung up when time allows. Volunteers are needed to help.
Donations are welcome. Warm men's clothing is of special need in the winter. Large sizes are needed.
Clothing may be dropped off during the Friday Food Pantry or Sunday mornings. Other times may be arranged by emailing the church office at: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Iroquois Avenue Christ Lutheran Church serves its community in many other ways including: a special Shop with free Christmas gifts for Food Pantry clients, Food Pantry Hot Dog Day, Christmas cookie decorating, and pumpkin painting for children after worship, an Easter Egg Hunt and Halloween treats to all.
During the Covid Pandemic, we operated an extended Food Pantry that included a "Blue Christmas" event, Covid vaccines and much more.
We are excited that Sundrops Pre-School joined us autumn of 2023, providing a play
oriented program for children ages two and a half to five.
We are happy to be in Detroit's Indian Village, on the National Register of Historic Places. We are active in the Historic Indian Village Association providing a location for monthly council meetings and the annual meeting, Indian Village Men's Garden Club monthly meetings, Indian Village Woman's Garden Club Annual Scholarship Fundraiser, Indian Village Association Children's Halloween Party, and a location for the Indian Village Archives and Collections. Each June, we participate in the annual Indian Village Home & Garden Tour.
Partners in Service
Christians never work alone.
Gleaners Community Food Bank
in Southeast Michigan
Gleaners has made many changes during the Covid Pandeic. However, they still provide most of the groceries the Food Pantry distributes. Volunteers pick up and organize food Thursday and distribute it on Friday.
We have also work with Gleaners to offer cooking classes and other services to our clients.
We are part of Gleaner's Partner Advisory Committee where we share our ideas and experiences with other Pantry organizers.
Gleaners South East Michigan
A Food Bank Serving Those in Need.
Formerly Lutheran Social Services of Southeast Michigan
Samaritas offers a wide range of services including adoption, foster care, help for families and seniors. Iroquois Ave. Christ Lutheran helps provide hygiene kits for the residents of Samaritas House/ Heartline House. The House is a safe haven that provides shelter, food, and support for women leaving the Correction System or who are homeless for other reasons. .