St. Patrick’s parishioners routinely help families who are struggling financially at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter by providing holiday meals, Christmas gifts and Easter baskets. Unfortunately, economic hardship is a year-round phenomenon. Summer is a tough time for food pantries, including our own.
Our pantry is currently in dire need of all food items, especially peanut butter, jelly, mayonnaise, jarred tomato sauce, canned fruit, juice, canned pasta, canned meat, tuna, and cereal. Also needed are paper goods, toiletry items and laundry detergent. These are items that cannot be purchased with food stamps.
If your garden is producing more vegetables than you can use, please keep our food pantry in mind. Fresh vegetables are a welcome addition on the tables of those in need and may be dropped off at our Parish Outreach Office.
The pantry also includes refrigerator and freezer space. Milk, eggs, frozen meats are all accepted. These items are like gold to the people we assist. Please try to drop off foods that need refrigeration during Parish Outreach Office hours, between 9:30am and 3:00pm, Monday through Friday. Please check expiration dates on all donated items. Thank you for your generosity!
Whoever has compassion on the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his good deed. - Proverbs 19:17