August 2020:
Thank you to all who generously donated to our “drive – thru” food drive last week! The outpouring was tremendous! We are so grateful to you all!
The need is great and we have many people who are relying on our pantry to feed their families.
May God continue to bless you!

August 15, 2020 News:

We are sure that most of you heard of the award winning, long running  TV show, “2020”.  It had always been considered one of the best shows of its type.  Well this year, the year 2020 certainly has not been award winning as a year.  What has made it a great year though is YOU. You have helped us move the Food Pantry from the basement to the room adjacent to the Parish Office.
You have stocked it with your food donations and you have allowed us to supplement your donations by providing financial support. You have helped us to reach so many more people in need.
We would say that you have created an award winning service to both our parishioners and our neighbors.
Because you have been so good, We need to ask you to continue your generosity.  Since times have been rough, the Food Pantry has been used by more families. This increase in need requires us to restock more often, and your donations are how that restocking is done.

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