Food for Christ
Feed the Need NOW!
Thank you for your generous food donations!
Since we kicked off the Feed the Need NOW! campaign in mid-April 2020, we have received over 36,000 servings of donated food.
Your help is needed more than ever during the COVID-19 Pandemic!
COMMUNITY DONATION DAYS was a HUGE Success!
St. Rose of Lima parish joined with other churches in the North Wales/Gwynedd community to host a community-wide food drive May 29-31. We received over 325 bags of food equaling over 15,000 servings of food. The other churches received an additional 20,000+ servings of donated food. THANK YOU to everyone that helped support this important food drive. Your kindness helped to restock the food supply at our area food cupboards at a time when so many are food insecure.
As a caring faith community, St. Rose Parish has an ongoing food collection program now called Feed the Need NOW! The goal is to help end hunger in our community.
With your help we are making great progress! However, right now, 80,000 people in Montgomery County are hungry and struggle to put food on their table and due to the CoronaVirus pandemic those numbers are quickly growing. 1/3 of them are children! Together, we can change this reality.
What can you do?
Make a monetary or food donation directly to local food cupboards. Scroll down for links to local cupboard websites.
Drop off food donations to St. Rose. When you shop for your family, purchase one extra non-perishable food item to FEED those in need. Bring food donations to the collection bins outside the main glass doors of the Parish Center.
Encourage others to donate food and personal care items - Organize a food drive to collect donations from your neighbors, friends, family, co-workers, etc. Have them drop off items to your front door then bring them to St. Rose when convenient.
Bring food to Mass and place it in the donation bin in the Church vestibule, or in the bin located outside the Parish Center, and then BE FED by the Word of God.
All non-perishable food is appreciated. Items most needed:
- Canned proteins (chicken, salmon, sardines, beef stew, SPAM and tuna)
- Peanut Butter & Jelly
- Cereal & Oatmeal
- Granola Bars, fruit snacks, individual serving size trail mix
- Canned and dried Fruits, Applesauce
- Canned Vegetables and Soups, Broth
- Whole Grain Pasta, Beans (canned or dried), Rice, Quinoa, instnat Potatoes
- Pasta Sauce and ready-to-eat Shelf Stable Meals
- Condiments, Baking Ingredients
- Household Cleaning/Sanitizing products
- Paper Products (toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, napkins)
We need your help to defeat hunger!
- Please pray for the hungry and those who feed them
- Encourage others to particpate in Feed the Need NOW - your neighbors, friends, co-workers and family
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Click HERE for the latest news from Manna and their services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 a food cupboard located at 1250 Easton Road in Roslyn, PA. The cupboard is open 10:00 AM-1:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Once a month, the St. Rose food donations go to support their efforts. Make direct donations or get more information at i-fha.org
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!
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. email@example.com
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.
Heartfelt thanks to all our wonderful volunteers and parishioners for their many donations of food, cleaning/sanitizing supplies, paper products and personal care items.
A very special thank you to the parishioners that have reached out to their neighbors to collect food donations. Our gratitude also to the volunteers that make twice weekly deliveries of donated bread to local homeless shelters, food pantries and Face to Face in Germantown.
Your care is making a difference in many lives!