June 27, 2020 – Food Pantry Report

As you probably have read or seen,  the Food Pantry has been moved from the Church basement to next door to the Church Office.
This makes it much easier for the office staff when it comes to giving out the food items, especially when there are nearly 100 Holiday boxes.  It also will allow us to store more requested items, including perishable goods.We want to thank the staff and volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the move. We appreciate all their hard work.
The Food Pantry has been a success because of your kindness and concern for those less fortunate than most of us.
The other day when we were driving into the church parking lot on our way to see the relocated pantry for the first time, I saw a mother crying with happiness as her daughter consoled her.  The mother was so thankful for the bag of groceries she received that it brought her to tears.  I took it as the most beautiful way of saying “thank you”.
So now, we need to ask you for your continued support to restock and maintain the pantry.
The most requested items at this time are:
Pancake mix, Tuna,  Meats: Chicken & Beef, Paper towels, Spam, Dishwashing Soap, Toilet tissue, Fresh Fruits, Tomato Sauce, Napkins Fresh Vegetables, Cereal, Canned fruits, Eggs, Canned Chicken, Canned vegetables, Breakfast Sausage, Canned Soup & Stew & Pasta
Again, thank you for all your support, without you the benefit to those in need would not be possible.  I also want to thank the parishioners who sent cash donations and those of you who have called or asked how you could assist.  All your help and concern will never be forgotten.

Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness,
Carmine and Marcia Trotta, Food Pantry Coordinators

June 2020 Food Pantry Update:

Our new pantry is organized and ready to serve those in need.
Parish staff has been working hard to get the new room ready and arrange all the food for easier access.

May 2020 Food Pantry Update:
We are experiencing something we all could never have imagined.  We can’t worship our Lord during Mass as a Parish.  Many people have lost their lives, others are sick, people are out of work, and many had to choose between paying bills or putting food on their table.
Because of these difficult times, and the fact that other pantries and soup kitchens have closed, there has been an increase in the number of requests for help.  Not only are more people in need but they are asking for items that we have not supplied before.
Households are requesting perishable goods, toiletries and paper products as well as the things that we have been giving out.
So again, we are making a plea to our very generous parishioners.
We know that many of you who are reading this, may be experiencing problems yourself, but our request is for your help within your means.

Financial donations are always fantastic, in addition this long list of items is needed and greatly appreciated:

The Usual Items:
Pasta, Noodles, Macaroni & Cheese, Pasta Helpers, Sauce, Canned Vegetables of All Kinds, Canned Beans of All Kinds, Canned Fruits of All Kinds, Canned White Potatoes, Canned Yams, or Sweet Potatoes, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Canned Tuna, Canned Chicken, Spam, Soup, Rice, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Canned Juices, Boxed Juices or Bottle Juices, Evaporated Milk, Dry Milk, Applesauce, Puddings, Dried Beans, Peas, Lentils, Crackers, etc …

 New Items Asked for:
Perishable items like; Milk, Eggs, Fresh Fruit, Fresh Vegetables, Bread, Meats, Cheese, etc …
Also; Cereals, Raisins, Oatmeal Packets, Instant Oatmeal, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Napkins, Soap, Disposable Razors, Shampoo, Toothpaste, etc …

Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness,
Carmine and Marcia Trotta, Food Pantry Coordinators