PARISH FOOD DRIVE 10/4 – 10/14: Help and Hope for Kensington
Fr. Peter has been writing about Kensington, a section of North Philadelphia which seems to be a forgotten place, with forgotten people, but not forgotten by God. Members of our young adult group with Starfish Coffee House had traveled with him to work with Michael Grogan, whose ministry serves the poorest among us. Michael serves those not only lacking food or money, but also poor in spirit, with no guidance in their lives due to drugs and violence. The group has brought food, water, and other necessities to the people, along with words of comfort, inspiration, and hope.
The community remains in dire need and is experiencing a food shortage. Our parish is holding a food drive for non-perishable food and water, providing hope to these people by recognizing their need and that they matter. The food drive begins this week in honor of our Patron St. Francis, and will end on Thursday October 14, so the provisions collected can be delivered to the Kensington community next weekend, October 16. Please drop off food and water donations to the Rectory from 9am-3pm. Thank you in advance to all who can participate.
List of Items needed:
- Tuna fish
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Goya products – beans, white rice
- Cereal’s oatmeal
- Pasta and sauces in a jar
- Canned soups
- Chef Boyardee canned products
- Cake mixes and icing
- Salad dressings
- Powdered drink mixes
- Pancake mixes
- Nonperishable fruit juices – apple, Orange and cranberry
- Kraft Mac & Cheese
- Canned vegetables
- Peanuts, almonds and trail mix
- Hot chocolate mix
- Stuffing mixes from Stove Top®, etc.
- Soda – Coke, Sprite
- Ketchup and mustard
- Iced tea lemonade Hi-C punch etc
- Chicken beef and vegetable broth
- Candy – individually wrapped Hershey, M & M’s – for Halloween goodie bags for children
- Individual bags pretzels, chips – for Halloween goodie bags for children
Drop-off: Rectory 9am – 3pm Mon-Thurs
Any Questions: Contact (631)757-7435
With words of wisdom and compassion, The Pastor’s Desk archives the many Messages of the month of October 2021 starting with the most recent by our very own Fr. Peter.
St Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization that leads people to join together and grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering.