Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
December is turning out to be a hectic month at the Food Pantry.
We are busy ggiving out all the winter coats, hats and mittens
that have been donated. The weather may be chilly but the
enthusiasm of our volunteers makes up for the cold. A new
blanket drive has been started and we have already collected
a dozen new blankets and $500 to purchase new blankets.
For those of you new to Saint Anthony Food Pantry blog,
we try to collect enough new blankets to be able to give each
family one for Christmas. Several years ago a gentleman asked
if we had any blankets at the pantry. We always try
to keep an emergency supply of towels,blankets and sheets
for any family in desperate need, so we gave him a warm blanket.
The very next day I saw the man walking down the
street wrapped up in that blanket. That is how the idea came
about to give out blankets for Christmas. For the past six months
we have been saving toilet paper, laundry detergent,
tooth paste, shampoo and deoderant so we will also be giving
out those items. For the children we have christmas stockings
donated by Lasallette Shrine, that we will be filling
with some goodies. We are fortunate to have so many
people in this area who care about those in need. Visitors
have come to the pantry and been moved to tears seeing some
of those waiting in line for our help.