Mission Statement: Our mission is simple. Feed the hungry. You cannot begin any other growth without simple needs being met. We hope to offer extra support to meet these needs. We will give what we have. No one will ever be turned away. We want everyone to be treated with the same dignity and respect that we would ask for ourselves.
New fundraisers are in the works! Basket bingo, Splash for Cash, corporate matching! If you have any ideas, or are able to volunteer or be a shopper, please contact Nettie Silverman at email@example.com.
Items currently needed...Oil, syrup, pancake mix, hotel-size toiletries, and salsa. We also collect baby items that are unused. (This list is updated regularly.)
Drop-Off LocationsThere are tubs for dropping off food items in the Fox Parish Center and in the church foyers (both). If anyone knows where we can put additional tubs, we will be happy to provide them.
The end of January - food drive at Mercy
Several grants have been written.
Sit and Beg will be held at Stop and Shop in April.
A clothing drive with Savers was held in August – we collected over 1000 pounds of clothing! We made over $250!!
Hinka's Cupboard sponsored feeding St. Vincent de Paul's on May 26th. We bought all the grinders, chips, macaroni salad, and drinks. We also supplied decorations, too! St. Francis added salad, fruit, and briwnies. Just another way that we are Feeding the Hungry.
New PolicyWe are now asking clients to bring ID and to fill out a declaration page (available in the Church office) pertaining to income. Please bring proof of need.
Carla's Pasta has pledged to donate pasta each month for our clients. Carla's Pasta donated over 3,000 pounds of pasta in 2018! They are supplying the pasta for our upcoming fundraiser.
100+ Women Who Care have voted to support our efforts by writing $100 checks from each of its members!!! They will be visiting the pantry and delivering their donation!
Neon Deli – $500 donation made by Fran and Cindy Galle. There is also a donation can by the cash register. Neon Deli continues to support us! Fran and Cindy collected another can of cash for our pantry!
United Way awarded us a $1000 grant to support our efforts to stock items for babies. We now offer food, diapers, wipes, cereal, and assorted items in a baby section.
Mercy High School – had a food drive.
The Connecticut Association of Emblem Clubs awarded us a grant.