Ministries & Outreach

Salem provides volunteers and/or support to many ministries - both local and across the world. Here is a sampling: Hope Haven, Safe Passage, We Care Pregnancy Center, “Angel Tree” for Avancer House (Genoa), Meals On Wheels, Salem Food Pantry, Social Justice / Global Missions Team, Sycamore Chamber of Commerce, ELCA World Hunger, and Lutheran World Relief.

Grace Place Meal Request

Salem is sponsoring the meal for Grace Place at NIU on Tuesday, September 10. They serve at 6:00 p.m. We provide a main dish, salads or veggies, fruit, rolls and desserts. Or, you may provide a monetary donation to buy a main dish. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Please drop your food off at Salem around 5:30 p.m.
Salem will also be providing a meal on October 8.

"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it."

(Hebrews 13:2)

Salem Food Pantry

Salem Food Pantry, founded in 2000, is open 9:00-11:45 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

It serves all DeKalb County residents.  Please bring a photo ID like a Driver's License
and a recent bill with your current address on it.

Volunteer opportunities are available and donations of food and paper products are always appreciated. In 2017 the Pantry fed 12,220 individuals across 3,519 family visits.

Salem’s Food Pantry is welcoming volunteers:
Saturdays: 8:15-10:30 a.m.
Help sort and stock food donated by Jewel-Osco.
Saturdays are great times for parents and kids!
Call either: Sue in the office: 815-895-9171

Items we can always use…
Peanut Butter
Canned Tuna or Chicken
Canned Stew/Hash
Instant potatoes
White Rice
Pasta – noods, short shapes, etc.

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 9:00-11:45 a.m.
Salem Food Pantry
1145 DeKalb Avenue
Liz Ezell, Director
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Jewel/Osco - Sycamore