“As a community centered in the Eucharist, we proclaim the love of Christ by sharing our bounty with all who seek nourishment.”
Contact: Debi at firstname.lastname@example.org
The food pantry ministry supplements the pantries of local families, honoring self-declared need. Volunteers pre-pack a wide assortment of food and load it directly into client vehicles.
Receiving from St. Mary Parish Pantry
When is the pantry open? We are open on Mondays from 10:00 am–12:00 noon. Line-up begins at 9:30 am.
How do I register? The first time you visit us we will ask a few questions and add you to our list. At future visits, we will check you in by asking your name.
What should I bring? There is no need to bring anything to receive food. We kindly ask that you have adequate space in your vehicle for the full boxes and bags you will receive.
Where do I go to get the food? At the present time, due to social distancing guidelines, we will load food directly into your vehicle. Please stay inside your vehicle and join the line on the north side of the church. Enter from S. Prince St. at the north driveway. After 9:30 am, a volunteer will get you checked in, and starting at 10 am we will put the food into the back of your vehicle.
What kind of food will you give me? You will receive an assortment of non-perishable foods, fresh produce, frozen meats, fresh eggs, other assorted dairy and frozen foods, plus bakery items. On average you can expect to receive about 50 lbs. of food packed into boxes and bags.
We know you may receive items you cannot use. We ask that you kindly share with others who may use them.
2021 Holiday Closures
The pantry is closed when parish offices are closed for holidays. We are open the following Tuesday from 10 am–noon.
- CLOSED February 15 – Presidents’ Day – OPEN Tuesday February 16
- CLOSED April 5 – Easter Monday – OPEN Tuesday April 6
- CLOSED May 31 – Memorial Day – OPEN Tuesday June 1
- CLOSED July 5 – Independence Day – OPEN Tuesday July 6
- CLOSED September 6 – Labor Day – OPEN Tuesday September 7
Donating to the Pantry
See the letter describing our ministry and how you can help here.
Most-Needed Items for February:
- Canned Fruit
- Breakfast Cereals – Cold
- Instant Mashed Potato Mix
- Chicken Broth
- Canned Meat (Tuna or Chicken)
- Pancake Syrup
- Pancake Mix
- Peanut Butter
- Canned Chili
- Toilet Tissue
All non-perishable food may be dropped off in the designated wood box in the vestibule of the church or placed into shopping baskets at the west end of Marian Hall. Perishable foods (fresh or frozen) may be delivered to Marian Hall on Monday mornings (distribution day), from 7:30–9:00 AM.
Due to storage constraints, the only non-food items we request are toilet tissue and baby diapers. Thank you for your donations!
Questions? Contact Debi at ParishPantry@stmarylittleton.org.