Monday, November 17, 2014

Scouting for Food Update

A big thank you to everyone who participated in the "Scouting for Food" collection on Saturday, November 8th.  Mr. Cunningham received the following from Mr. Amber at the Sacred Heath food pantry:

"The tremendous amount of food they were able to collect was certainly welcomed by us and especially by those who are forced by necessity to utilize the food pantry.

We are currently providing assistance to almost 500 needy families every month, and last year we distributed almost 700,000 pounds of food from the pantry to those in need of a helping hand.

This year we are also preparing to purchase, box, and distribute complete holiday meals for both Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. We expect to exceed 800 holiday meals in addition to the regular pantry visits.

The food items collected by the scouts will certainly be welcomed by those needing a little help."

The food pantry is looking for volunteers to help fill the boxes that are going to be distributed for Thanksgiving.  The boxes will be filled on Monday, November 24th at the food pantry at the Parish Hall.   Please check back for a time for this if you are able to give a little time to help!

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