Friday, November 19, 2010

Turkeys and Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce! Oh My!

Wow! What a wonderful day we had at the pantry this Thursday. After a very early start preparing bags we began distributing turkeys and fixings right on time at noon.

Just before we got underway the line of persons coming to receive help stretched all the way from where the truck was parked on Nye Street at the back of the church down past the rectory to Acushnet Avenue. A short time later the line had grown even longer and was wrapped around the corner along the Avenue past the church steps to Bullard Street. By 2:30 when the line was finally finished and we were wrapping up some 400 people had received thanksgiving food.

None of this would not have been possible without the generosity of those who contributed food and money, the hard work of volunteers, as well as the patience and good spirits of the pantry patrons. Thank you and bless you all.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

Before and after all Masses on November 13-14, there will be a food drive for the parish food pantry led by the dedicated women of the parish SALT group. Please consider bringing with you to Mass this weekend non-perishable food items like cranberry sauce, canned gravy, instant potatoes, pie filling, stuffing mix, cake mix, cake frosting and muffin mix. There will also be baskets to leave monetary donations or food cards that will help to purchase turkeys and other needed foods.

Friday, November 5, 2010

November Food Deliveries

Upcoming food delivery dates and times for the pantry this month are Tuesday November 9 at 12:15, Wednesday November 10 at 1:15, and Wednesday November 17 at 1:15.

Helping unload and store the cases of food and produce received in these deliveries is an excellent opportunity to invest in service to God and others. If you are available at any of the delivery times for the month of November or at the food distribution times on Thursdays let us know by calling Paula, the Food Pantry Coordinator at 508-993-1691.

Please note that you can check for upcoming deliveries and other pantry activity by looking at our calendar here or using the link under "Basic Pantry Information" in the menu on the right.