Food for Christ
FOOD for CHRIST - Feed and Be Fed
Thank you for your generous food donations! We have reached 91% of our goal of collecting 100,000 servings of food to feed the hungry in our community!
Your help is needed more than ever during the COVID-19 Pandemic!
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 men 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.
A message of gratitude from those you are helping --
As a caring faith community, St. Rose Parish has an ongoing food collection program called Feed and Be Fed. The goal is to help END HUNGER in our COMMUNITY. We have a goal to collect 100,000 servings of donated food to help feed those struggling with food insecurity in our community.
With your help we are making great progress!
Right now, 80,000 people in Montgomery County are hungry and struggle to put food on their table. 1/4 of them are children! Together, we can change this reality.
What can you do?
- Make a financial or food donation directly to local food cupboars. 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.
- Bring food to Mass and place them in the donation bin in Church, 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
- Individually wrapped breakfast and lunch items: juice boxes, oatmeal or cereal bowls, cereal/protein/granola bars, peanut butter or cheese crackers, fruit snacks, pretzels, etc.
- Cereal & Oatmeal
- Granola Bars
- Canned fruits & vegetables
- Whole grain pasta, Beans (canned or dried), Rice
- Staples like flour, sugar, coffee/tea, oil, condiments, etc.
- Cleaning/sanitizing products
- Paper products - toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tissues
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 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 on Easton Road in Roslyn, PA. Once a month, the St. Rose food donations go to support their efforts. Make direct donations or get more information at i-fha.org
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!
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