Hand N Hand Food Drive – Sunday, April 10
Join us this Sunday in the Parish Hall.
Who receives this food? Parishioners registered for at least three months who are in need of food may make a request to the parish office. A member of the pastoral staff will call or visit them to see how / if we will be able to help them. We focus on children (infants up to age 13), senior citizens (ages 60 and over), and disabled people, although most recently our new recipients have been those who just lost their jobs. We currently serve 19 families with 74 recipients.
How do you run a Food Drive? Parishioners donate non-perishable food. (We also get special assistance from the Post Office Food Drive every May.) Any money donated is used to purchase additional groceries. We also have people who purchase milk, tortillas, and fruits and vegetables the morning of the Food drive. The food is sorted and bagged. Families pick up their groceries from 9:30 – 10:30 AM. Deliveries are made to the homebound.
How can I help? You can help by donating cash, checks (made out to Hand and Hand), grocery scrip, and non-perishable food. You can also help by donating your time to sort, bag, and deliver the food. Just come to the parish hall on Food Drive Sundays. There are no meetings to attend; just come and serve. We are happy to provide sheets documenting service hours for parents, Girl Scouts, Confirmation Program, etc.
If you want to donate money, please visit the church giving page and direct your donation to the Hand N Hand Food Drive; or send a check to the parish and write “Food Drive” on the memo line.
What food do you need most? We always need protein. Examples include: beans (pinto beans, black beans, cannellini beans, kidney beans, and garbanzo beans), soup (chicken noodle soup, split pea soup, lentil soup, and chicken rice soup), stew, chili, peanut butter, and canned meat (tuna, chicken, turkey, roast beef). We also collect toiletries, especially toilet paper, toothpaste, laundry detergent, and shampoo.
Thank you for your generosity!
If you are in need of food, please call the parish office at (310) 372-7077 . If you have any other questions about the food drive, please call Eileen O’Brien at (310) 316-0543.