Shumway Food Pantry

For I was hungry and you gave me food

What to expect when visiting us...

The Shumway Food Pantry, located at 304 South West Street in Shumway Illinois, is not your ordinary food pantry as it is set up like a grocery store. Upon arrival, guests check in and are served a meal from the 5 & 2 kitchen while they wait for their turn to shop in the Jesus Mart grocery store. When it is their turn to shop, the guest is given a large shopping cart and is escorted through the aisles of the store by a volunteer. While they wind their way through the aisles selecting groceries to fill the cart, the guests and volunteers spend time getting to know each other and it is a chance to meet many spiritual needs at the same time. On a typical distribution day, the guests will receive about 100 pounds of groceries, dog and cat food when available, personal hygiene products, and various household goods.

While our guests are at the Shumway Food Pantry, they can also receive a free haircut in our salon as well as "shopping" for slightly used clothing in our clothing rooms.

Also on the site is a free laundromat containing three washing machines and three dryers where our guests can do their laundry while they wait. All of the soap and other laundry supplies are furnished and the machines are available on a first come first served basis.

Distribution days & times

Our distributions are on the first and second Tuesday of each month from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, the second and third Wednesday of each month from 12:00 to 2:00 pm, and on the last Saturday of each month from 8:30am to 12:00pm. We ask that everyone call ahead for an appointment time because we can only accomodate a limited number of guests at a time.

Office hours

Because Enduring freedom Ministries has no paid staff and our directors have regular jobs, we have limited office hours which are Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. During these hours, donations are accepted and volunteers are busy stocking shelves and other duties. If you would like a tour of the facility, they can also be arranged.

Recipe for shakshuka

Shakshuka is a popular Middle Eastern dish that has gained popularity all over the world. It is a flavorful and hearty dish made with eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce. The dish is typically seasoned with a blend of spices, including cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper, giving it a slightly smoky and spicy flavor. The tomato sauce is made with crushed tomatoes, onion, garlic, and red bell pepper, which gives it a sweet and tangy taste. Shakshuka is often served for breakfast or brunch and is traditionally eaten with crusty bread or pita. The dish is not only delicious but also very nutritious, as it is high in protein and fiber and packed with vitamins and minerals. It's a perfect dish for any occasion and is sure to impress your friends and family.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes, Cook Time: 25 minutes, Total Time: 35 minutes, Serves: 4

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 diced onion, 1 diced red bell pepper, 3 minced garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 can (28 ounces) whole tomatoes, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 6 large eggs, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and red bell pepper, and cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper, and cook for another minute. Pour the whole tomatoes into the skillet, and add the salt and black pepper. Simmer the tomato mixture until it thickens, about 10-15 minutes. Using a spoon, create 6 wells in the tomato mixture, and crack an egg into each well. Cover the skillet and cook until the eggs are set, about 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle the chopped parsley over the top of the shakshuka. Serve hot with crusty bread or pita.

Nutrition Facts: Calories: 257 | Total Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 279mg | Sodium: 801mg | Total Carbohydrates: 16g | Dietary Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Protein: 12g

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