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:
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:
soup mix (like Lipton’s chicken noodle)
February, June, October:
March, July November:
powdered lemonade mix
ice tea mix
April, August, December:
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