LOAVES AND FISHES MINISTRY

 LOAVES AND FISHES MINISTRY

FOR THE St. John Paul II FOOD PANTRY

Food Pantry Ministry August 2018

Thank you for your continued support of the food pantry. I hope that my challenge to you all on the 17th to donate jars of jam or jelly was fruitful ;-). Also, don’t forget that we would still like to see parishioners take part by carrying items up to the altar during the offertory. Meanwhile, during August we are looking for the following:

crackers
mayonnaise
ketchup
mustard
relish

toilet tissue
soap
dish soap

Any and all varieties of the above are greatly appreciated, as are items from other months if you happen to see a good sale!
If anyone is interested in taking a bag to use the “Meal in a Bag” system we previously used as a reminder, I noticed that there are some bags still in the back of the church, and it certainly would be prudent to make use of those – particularly if they would be useful to you as a reminder to remember to purchase donations. I will be moving those nearer to the door and the basket for collecting our offerings.
Remember, it makes sense for us to donate the items that people are looking for that they would need to buy because the food bank cannot provide them. Here is the chart of those items:

January, May, September:

Hamburger Helper
Tuna Helper
beef stew
soup
Spaghettios
soup mix (like Lipton’s chicken noodle)
Ramen noodles

February, June, October:

pancake mix
maple syrup
jelly
cereal

March, July November:

powdered lemonade mix
ice tea mix
tea
coffee
toilet tissue
soap
dish soap

April, August, December:

crackers
mayonnaise
ketchup
mustard
relish
toilet tissue
soap
dish soap

Toilet tissue, soap and dish soap are on here twice because those are things that people need that none of the typical support systems provide. I will admit that I actually considered putting them on for each month – my guess is that they would never turn those down.

Blessings, Rose Reith