Food Boxes and Hams

Food Boxes 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.

Christmas Food Boxes for Olivet UMC will be available for pick up in the Narthex beginning December 2. 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 14.

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 online. The cost for a ham is $14.50. Click here to donate a ham. Anyone needing assistance to make the online donation can contact a member of the Missions Work Area at

The food boxes and hams will be delivered to our sister church, Olivet United Methodist Church, on Chicago’s west side December 15. If you would like to help with the delivery or have any questions about this mission, please contact Dan Irwin at