Murphysboro Food Pantry

Murphysboro Food Pantry is the largest USDA food pantry in Jackson County. The pantry is supported by MUMC along with other churches, community organizations, and private donors. The pantry is open from 9:00 – 11:00 am Monday through Friday for food distribution. Many members of MUMC volunteer and sit on the pantry’s governing board. The opportunity to volunteer is always available. Please contact Kathy Blackwell at for more information.

Our Neighbor’s Table

On the last Sunday of each month, a free, hot, home-cooked meal of chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes, a vegetable and dessert is served to anyone who comes to the Fellowship Hall at noon. Those who come include people from the community in need of a meal for their family, as well as members of the MUMC church family. The Our Neighbor’s Table team welcomes hosts and hostesses, servers, clean-up crew and cooks. No experience is required! Please contact Jennifer O’Donnell at (618) 534-3822 or Rindy Eisenhauer at (618) 967-1380 for more information.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is a service that delivers meals to shut-ins or those who are unable to get out on their own for nutritious meals. Teams from MUMC deliver these meals in the community on the third week of each month. Each team consists of two people and a route takes an hour or less. 
Please contact Joan Bastien at (618) 684-6005 for more information.

Community Christmas Dinner

The Murphysboro Community Christmas Dinner has been held on Christmas Day for over 20 years. It started as an Eagle Scout project. The project continued through the support from a Sunday School class at MUMC. It is supported by contributions from MUMC and other churches, individuals, organizations, and businesses. Volunteers come from all walks of life. The dinner is held at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Home deliveries are available to the homebound. Please contact Ed or Jennifer O’Donnell at (618) 534-3822 or for more information.