Food for Christ 2018
FOOD for CHRIST 2018
Feed and Be Fed
Our food collection initiatve for December 2018 is a Reverse Advent Calendar. Get a box, and each day during Advent, add one food item (can of soup, box of cereal, rice, canned chicken, etc.) to the box. Bring the box of food to church on December 22-23 and we will deliver it to a local food cupboard. This is a fun way for your family to help others and prepare for Christmas.
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As a caring faith community, in 2019, St. Rose Parish is continuing the Feed and Be Fed initiative to help END HUNGER in our COMMUNITY. In honor of the 100th Jubilee Year of St. Rose Parish we will celebrate in 2019, we have set a new goal of collecting 100,000 servings of food to help feed those struggling with hunger and in our community.
Right now, 80,000 people in Montgomery County are hungry and struggle to put food on their table. 1/3 of them are children! Together, we can change this reality.
What can you do?
- When you shop for your family, purchase one extra non-perishable food item to FEED those in need.
- Bring food donations to Mass and place them in the donation bin in Church, and then BE FED by the Word of God.
All types of non-perishable food items are needed. Items most needed in December:
• Peanut Butter
• Canned Protein (chicken, SPAM, salmon,tuna, sardines, etc.)
• Coffee & Tea
At every weekend Mass we will be collecting non-perishable food (also welcomed are paper towels, toilet paper and dish detergent.) Please bring an item each week. Our goal is to collect at least 80,000 servings of food — one serving for every hungry person in our community!
We need your help to defeat hunger!
- Please pray for the hungry and those who feed them
- Encourage others to participate in FEED and BE FED
- By participating, feed your own hunger for God who gives us everything
St. Rose currently partners with five area food cupboards by donating non-perishable food and volunteer service. To volunteer your time, or if you or someone you know is experiencing food insecurity, or is in need of some extra help, contact the cupboards directly via their website or Jane Selner at email@example.com
Manna on Main Street Located in Lansdale, PA, Manna on Main Street serves residents of North Wales. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Visit mannaonmain.org to learn more about how you can help and the broad array of services they provide to assist those in need.
Catherine's Cupboard at Gwynedd Mercy University Catherine’s Cupboard was created to address the GMU community concern that students had asked them for extra cash to buy lunch or any spare food for a meal. Along with the shelves of food, students will find both a refrigerator and freezer filled with food they can take. Not only are students provided with food, but they are also given a list of community resources, take away refillable water bottles and a suggestion box for future needed items. Anyone can donate, both food and money. Financial donations may be made online. The food pantry is open to both students and staff. firstname.lastname@example.org
Inter-Faith Housing Alliance Food Pantry in Roslyn
As an added service for the homeless families they serve and for the hungry in Montgomery County, the Inter-Faith Housing Alliance has establsihed a food cupboard located on Easton Road in Roslyn, PA. Once a month, the St. Rose food donations go to support their efforts.
Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard in Ambler
The Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard offers food, clothing, employment assistance/job help/resume building, medical referrals, housing referrals and emergency financial assistance. They are open 5 days a week from 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday with food and clothing distributions held on Mondays and Wednesdays.
St. Helena (Olney) Food Cupboard
Located at St. Helena Parish in the Olney section of Philadelphia, this food pantry serves hundreds of neighborhood residents who struggle with food insecurity. St. Rose partners with St. Helena to keep the cupboard stocked and also coordinates weekly delivery of extra baked goods and breads generously donated by Alice Bakery located in North Wales and Ambler and Hearth Bakers in Lansdale. Thank you to these wonderful community partners!