St Hyacinth Emergency Food Pantry serves qualifying individuals in the 53215 and 53221 neighborhoods

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." 

 - Matthew 24:35,50 

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How it Works

Feeding the hungry, with compassion.

Qualifying clients are welcome to visit once a month to receive meat, dairy, fruits, vegetables, bread, breakfast grains, dinner grains and plant proteins in accordance with federal requirements and following the My Plate Nutrition Program. The amount of food received is based on family size.


St. Hyacinth's is an Equal Opportunity Provider. We are an Infant Care Site providing formula to children less than one year of age. We also provide hygiene products such as toilet paper, toothpaste, and shampoo among other essential items. 

St. Hyacinth by the Numbers

Providing emergency sustenance to those in need.


Number of individuals served monthly; approximately 40% are children.


Number of stock boxes served to seniors each month.


Number of families provided with infant formula on a monthly basis.

Client Eligibility

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat"

How often can clients visit?

Clients may receive food once each calendar month.

Who can visit?

Clients must be below the federal poverty level plus 85%. St. Hyacinth is an emergency food pantry designed to supplement the FoodShare program.

What do clients need to bring?

Clients must provide the following to receive food:

  1. A photo ID for each member of the household 18 years of age or older that will be receiving food.
  2. Clients must also provide proof of residence such as a piece of mail received in the last 30 days.
  3. Clients must provide ID for each child under the age of 18, such as a social security card, school ID, birth certificate, or FoodShare card.