Parishioners eagerly take home the grocery bags distributed every three months at the weekend Masses. The attached list names items needed by the Monday Food Pantry visitors to Abiding Love Lutheran Church just next door to St. Catherine’s. The list includes food items such as canned items such as vegetables, fruit, fish and meat, as well as hygiene items such as toilet paper, laundry soap, and full size toiletries. During this two-week collection, volunteers arrive early Monday mornings to load the sacks into the vehicles to be transported to Abiding Love Church. Once at the site, the volunteers quickly unload, unpack and help organize the items to be ready for the 1:00 p.m. Pantry opening.
For this outreach to those families who need to supplement their shelves with this donated food, volunteers are needed on Monday mornings for the two weeks of the food drive. Most arrive at between 8:30 and 9:00 AM. Abiding Love Church welcomes Pantry weekly volunteers. Click here to see how you can help.