Food Boxes for Easter

The people in the neighborhood surrounding Olivet United Methodist Church are grateful for the boxes of food and hams provided to them by the HUMC congregation at Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. We again have the opportunity to provide food and hams to the residents of this neighborhood at Thanksgiving.

Easter Food Boxes for Olivet UMC will be available for pick up in the Narthex beginning Sunday, March 31. Please take and fill a box with the groceries suggested on the label, such as staples like white rice, dried beans, flour, sugar, cooking oil, breakfast cereals, canned soups, canned vegetables, some fresh fruit and veggies, and some Easter treats. Please return the filled box to the kitchen across from the fellowship Hall no later than Friday, April 12.

A ham to be delivered with each box is also needed. Missions Committee has arranged to purchase all the hams at a discounted price from Kramer Foods. You can contribute one of these 5-pound canned hams for a family by donating online. The cost for a ham is $14.50. Click here to donate a ham.

After you have signed up for a ham, you will be directed to the PayPal website for payment.  Two things to know:

  • A PayPal account is not needed; there is no need to log in or set up a PayPal account.  Payment can be made with a credit card.
  • Leave the box which indicates shipment will be to you checked.  This is fine since there is no shipment; the hams will be picked up at Kramer’s by a Missions representative the day the food and hams are delivered to Olivet.

Anyone needing assistance to make the online donation can contact a member of the Missions Work Area at

Online donation of a ham is a good opportunity for anyone who is out of town to participate in this important mission.

The food boxes and hams will be delivered to our sister church, Olivet United Methodist Church, on Chicago’s west side Saturday, April 13. If you would like to help with the delivery or have any questions about this mission, please contact Dan Irwin at