WSOY Community Food Drive


First Christian Church partners each fall with the WSOY Community Food Drive to gather non-perishable food for The Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, and other community food pantries. This is a way we meet an immediate need and show love to our community.

We will pass out grocery bags the weekend of September 17/18 in which we asked every household to bring the bags back full of non-perishable food donations the weekend of September 24/25. All you have to do is drop it off next to your car, and we’ll pick it up for you. How easy is that?!

Then on October 7, you can help with the food drive by taking phone pledges throughout the day. You are also invited to join us the day after the food drive as we unload and sort the donated food at Catholic Charities.

There are many ways to serve, and we encourage you to get involved! Sign up at We look forward having you join us as we make a difference in our community!

Get involved!

There are many ways to serve with the WSOY Community Food Drive. To get involved, please fill out your info below:

Food Drive

Phone Operator

We are manning the phones for the WSOY Community Food Drive on Friday, October 7 from 6am-6pm at First Christian Church. There are 3-hour shifts available. (Note that the 3-6pm shift sometimes lasts past 6pm depending on the volume of calls.)

Sorting Food at Catholic Charities

On Saturday, October 8 from 9-11am, we will help the Catholic Charities Food Pantry sort the donations they receive from the food drive. This is a great service opportunity for children. Catholic Charities is located at 247 W Prairie Ave, Decatur.