Support Our Food & Clothing Drive

Hand N Hand Monthly Food & Clothing Drive
Sunday, June 16

PLEASE DONATE FOOD TO THE MONTHLY PARISH FOOD DRIVE

Our Parish Food Drive is the 3rd Sunday of every month 

We currently serve 66 people in 20 households, with recipients ranging in age from 6 months to 92 years. Our pantry is empty, so we would appreciate your donations of food. Our recipients especially need: protein, such as canned meat, canned tuna, chili, soup, beans and rice, and stew. They also appreciate household items, especially laundry detergent.

Given our limited storage area, please bring your food donations only on the weekend of the third Sunday, or the vigil Masses on Saturday night of that weekend. Donations can be dropped off on the third Sunday in the Parish Hall and there will be a collection box in the Church by the Massey St. Entrance. Thank you very much for supporting your neighbors in need.

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.

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.