At Saint Anne parish, we try not to take for granted the blessing of our "daily bread." With so many in our communities going without basic necessities, and when so much of our food goes to waste, it is imperative that we establish good stewardship practices in our food habits that can benefit those who do not have the same resources. There are several organizations and ministries in our parish that work to improve the conditions of those who hunger:
Our pantry assists over 200 people every month with food, personal items, and household products. The pantry is open to those in need on the first and third Wednesday of the month in the lower level of the rectory. Many families in our neighborhood rely on this service, so please give generously when you can! We are extremely grateful for the donations made by parishioners, the scouts, local religious communities, Catholic Charities, and local businesses. Any donation is appreciated, and we also collect coupons (whole pages, please; do not cut).
In order for the Food Pantry to operate efficiently, we rely also on the generous donation of time by our volunteer carriers, stackers, baggers, shoppers, and distributors. All are very welcome to come help out!
Every Christmas, over 2,000 gifts of new clothing, toys, and pet food are purchased for families and children's organizations. In addition to your gifts, help is needed each year with sorting and distributing. Do more than just wish a Merry Christmas. Help make it happen! You will be blessed!
The ministry of Human Concerns keeps the parish aware of issues which cause hunger in our country. Its primary work is to write letters against hunger.
Advocacy to End World Hunger
Volunteers assist with the Bread for the World letter writing campaign, assisting with the composing and collecting of letters.
If you are interested in volunteering in any of the above ministries, please contact Michelle Goetz at 201-791-1616.