feed the hungry

At this time of public health crisis it has become even more challenging to feed those in need.  Are you in a position to help?

CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES of the Miami Valley FOOD PANTRY

CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES OF THE MIAMI VALLEY: FEED THE HUNGRY

The CSSMV Food Pantry is distributing boxes of food to people in need in the Dayton area. The need is greater than ever before, and CSSMV has asked parishes to host food drives to supplement the pantry.

St. Francis Social Action Commission will host a food drive for CSSMV on the third Sunday of each month. Please drop off items in the designated table in the Gathering Space.

The following is a list of food items that are most needed right now:

  • pasta
  • pasta sauce
  • pancake mix
  • oatmeal
  • mac & cheese
  • crackers
  • cereal
  • peanut butter
  • canned goods: meats, beans, soups, fruits and vegetables.

Personal care items are also needed:

  • hand soap
  • body wash/bar soap
  • hand sanitizer
  • ethnic hair care products
  • menstrual products
  • diapers (all sizes)
  • baby wipes
  • deodorant, sunscreen lotion, toothbrushes, and new socks.

Items are distributed in plastic grocery bags so clean dry plastic grocery bags are welcome!

Donations are always extremely helpful as well, and can be done through the following link: https://cssmv.org/donate-now/

Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley are looking for new volunteers to work in their Choice Food Pantry. Volunteers are needed that can commit to consistently work at least one morning from 8am-noon each week or month. Those interested should contact Mike Hoendorf at (937) 223-7217 ext. 1141 or by email at hoendorfm@cssmv.org.

ST. VINCENT de PAUL HOTEL 

We are providing breakfast for the St. Vincent de Paul Hotel guests. Pick up a casserole pan or a slip of paper for other needed items in the Gathering Space after Mass (the weekend of the last Saturday of each month). Return your cooked casseroles to the refrigerator and other donated food items to the table in Friendship Hall by 4pm on the 1st Friday of the month.

Click Here for casserole instructions!

Checks may be made payable to “St. Vincent de Paul Hotel” or place cash in an envelope marked for “St. Vincent Hotel.”  These donations should be dropped in the safe deposit box, located to the right of the door to the nursery.

Don’t forget we still have the food barrels at the entrance of the church for non-perishable items, cleaning supplies, and personal care items.

BELLBROOK SUGARCREEK Family Resource Center

The Bellbrook Sugarcreek Family Resource Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that gives food, clothing, school supplies, holiday gifts, assistance with social services, guidance, and hope to local families and individuals in need. We listen to people’s problems, help them develop an action plan, and walk with them on their journey to sufficiency. We also refer them to other organizations that may be able to help. Our goal is to help people find sustainable solutions to end the cycle of poverty.

Please visit https://www.bsfrc.org/donate to see how you can help families in the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek community.

FOOD 4 THE PEOPLE– Round 3!


How can you help the most vulnerable? 

An ecumenical effort to feed those who cannot get to the grocery or food bank themselves is being organized throughout the Miami Valley. St. Francis parish has worked with the Fairhaven Church hub in the past.  

Now the food will be collected at Kettering First Baptist Church, 3939 Swigart Rd. on Monday, May 18 (9 am -7 pm).  No information about drivers so you can ask on Monday if you are interested.

Click HERE for the shopping list!

(FYI, this is round 3 for us; round 1 actually happened before we were invited to participate.)

If you want to donate food sign up at:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/food4thepeopleround4

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