Tuesday, February 19, 2013

St. Paul's Hosting Food Drive To Help Stock Local Food Pantry

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For lent, St. Paul's Episcopal Church at Clinton and Carroll Street is hosting a food drive to help out First Presbyterian Church on Henry Street, which operates a food pantry.

Please consider contributing as even small donations make a big impact.Here are the details:
St. Paul's Lenten Food Drive
 The First Presbyterian Church on Henry Street runs a food pantry on Thursday mornings. They distribute food to over 100 families. St. Paul’s is sponsoring a food drive to aid them in their important work. 

Our last food drive was an over-whelming success, help us repeat this performance.
Food Bank for New York estimates that 1.4 million New Yorkers — the majority of whom are women, children, seniors, the working poor and people with disabilities — rely on soup kitchens and food pantries. Growing numbers of college educated and middle class citizens are feeling the pinch too. 
For more information about hunger in the city go to the Website:http://www.foodbanknyc.org.

Join us in helping to alleviate this problem by contributing a different food item each week. We will be accepting your donations on Sunday after 11:00 a.m. Mass, Tuesday between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.and Saturdays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m
Donation boxes will be located just inside the church. St. Paul’s is located at 199 Carroll St, the church’s entrance is on Clinton St. 
February 17th - the First Sunday of Lent –Canned Vegetables
February 24th - the Second Sunday of Lent –Pasta and Spaghetti Sauce
March 3rd - the Third Sunday of Lent –Tuna, Chili, Canned Salmon (Protein)March 10th - the Fourth Sunday of Lent –Canned Soup
March 17th - the Fifth Sunday of Lent –1lb bags of Rice
March 24th - Palm Sunday –CerealPalm Sunday April 1st Protein –Tuna Fish, Mackerel, Chili, Chicken



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