top of page


Helping those in need.



FOOD PANTRY – We are pleased to partner with the Grace Lutheran Church Food Pantry in providing food to those in need.  Located at 714 E. Capitol Ave, the Grace Food Pantry serves folks every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  More information here.

MICROPANTRY – Our micropantry is temporarily closed during the renovation.  Those in need of food can find it at the micropantry on 5th Street just across the street from the Governor’s mansion.  Those who wish to donate can also place their items in the 5th Street cabinet.  Click here for other micropantries in the area.


SOCIAL SERVICES DESK – The desk will continue to assist individuals via email while the renovations are occurring.  Those seeking help with transportation, birth certificates, ID’s, and referrals should send an email to

Renovation Update

First Presbyterian Church’s Samaritan Ministries continues to 

serve our neighbors in need throughout renovations. 

Continuing to Serve Our Neighbors

Here are some of the ways your donations to Samaritan Ministries are impacting our community:


  • Food pantry: We have teamed up with Grace Lutheran’s food pantry to provide food for our neighbors. The need grows with requests for food increasing by 60% this year. We provide monthly financial support for groceries and we have church members serve as volunteers. 


  • Social Services Desk: During COVID and through the renovation, the work of the social services desk continues through phone and email contacts with those in need. We continue to provide bus passes, gas vouchers, and assistance obtaining birth certificates (often needed for IDs and housing applications). Those in need simply drop a note to


  • Micropantry: Our trademark red door cabinet has been removed from the parking lot and taken for repair and refurbishment. It will return when our renovations are complete. Those who wish to continue donating may use the micropantry located on 5th Street across from the governor’s mansion.


  • Financial Support: In addition to the Grace Food Pantry we continue to use Samaritan Ministry funds to support the work of Helping Hands and the Springfield Immigrant Advocacy Network.


  • Shelter Dinners: We have teams of volunteers who provide hot meals to shelter residents. We prepare the meals ourselves and enjoy the opportunity to serve our neighbors. Contact the church office if you are interested in participating in this fulfilling ministry.


  • Compassion Care Fund: These funds are used for members, friends, and neighbors in need of assistance. We respond to a number of different needs and requests for help. Each request is considered individually. 

preparing meals for shelters.jpg

Making a Difference

Embracing our neighbors,

serving our local community

and reaching the global human family through service.

bottom of page