The parish food pantry at St. Thomas of Canterbury has been busy welcoming recent arrivals from Venezuela and Ecuador, along with our long-time neighbors and seniors struggling with food insecurity.
We are working hard on our own “multiplication of loaves & fishes.” Last month, we doubled the amount of food clients can receive by allowing visits every two weeks – versus monthly – and extended support for surrounding ZIP codes. This is SO needed in our community. Adjacent pantries are turning away as many as half those requesting food.
But this takes many hands, and we need additional volunteers who can help on Mondays & Thursdays 8:30 AM – 12PM to assist clients with shopping, and/or Wednesdays 10 AM -12:30 PM to receive food being donated to the pantry.
If you or anyone you know is interested, please email STCFoodPantry1@gmail.com.
John Ceisel, Interim Food Pantry Manager