Evangelism & Social Ministry

Food Pantry
The Food Pantry gives food once every 30 days to those families in need that live in the EAST Belleville area or in Shiloh with a zip code of 62221. Patrons need to bring a picture ID and proof of residence each time they wish to receive food.

The amount of food given depends on the size of the family being served.  This is a list of some of the items given out on a regular basis: bread, margarine, hot dogs, tuna, cereal, macaroni and cheese, canned fruits and vegetables, soup, rice, ramen noodles, pasta, mashed potatoes, evaporated milk, toilet paper and other assorted donated items.

We always accept donations of money, groceries or fruits and vegetables from your garden.  Thank you for supporting this mission effort.

Food Pantry Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 9:00 – 11:45 a.m. (except of church holidays)

St. George’s/St. Mark Combined Food Pantry
105 East D StreetBelleville, Illinois 62220
618.233.9809

Fiber Arts Ministry (FAM)
We are a group that meets to work on assorted projects. We welcome anyone that either knit, crochet, sew, needlepoint, quilt or whatever your passion is. We also welcome those who just want to keep us company while we work!

We typically gather the 1st and 3rd Monday afternoons at 2:00PM at Westfield Manor retirement apartments, where we share much joy and laughter as we work alongside several residents who enjoy helping others as much as we do!

Many of our finished projects are donated to local organizations like the Pregnancy Care
Center, where new moms and babies receive our hand knitted and crocheted afghans to help keep them warm.

We accept donations of: bias tape, buttons, cotton fabric, crochet patterns & hooks, embroidery floss, hand sewing needles, large safety pins, yarn, spools of thread, needlepoint or cross stitch projects that are partially completed.

Financial Assistance Fund
St. Mark Lutheran Church helps with financial assistance through a local organization, Beacon of Belleville. If you are in need of any kind of financial assistance, please contact Beacon of Belleville at 618.222.8824.