Food Boxes & HAMS for christmas

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.

Thanksgiving Food Boxes for Olivet UMC are available for pick up in the Narthex. 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 Thanksgiving treats. Please return the filled box to the kitchen across from the Fellowship Hall no later than Friday, December 20.

Ham Donations

Do not purchase a ham when you buy the groceries. 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 below. The cost for a ham is $13.35. The online donation process is different from what we have used in the past. This system is completely safe; none of the information you enter on the below form will leave HUMC except that required to verify your payment card information with the card issuer (like any online transaction.)  

Once you have made your selection, complete the payment information, and click SUBMIT at the bottom of the form. You will receive an email from HUMC confirming your donation. Anyone needing assistance to make the online donation can contact a member of the Missions Work Area at

Delivery to Olivet UMC

The food boxes and hams will be delivered to our sister church, Olivet United Methodist Church, on Chicago’s west side Saturday, December 21. If you would like to help with the delivery or have any questions about this mission, please contact Dan Irwin at