Food Pantry Needs
• Pasta sauce
• Diapers (size 4, 5, 6)
• Canned fruit
• Canned fish
Food Pantry Updates
Many thanks to our generous community! We could not do this work without you!
• The staff & students of the LT Art Department raised $845 as a donation to the St. Cletus Food Pantry at a recent fundraising event.
• Parishioner Larry Micek generously offered his time and talent to help the food pantry transformation by upgrading the electrical needs to accommodate our new fridges and freezers!
• Our weekday volunteers have continued helping transform our space, taking on new roles and responsibilities to get everything just right for Thursday nights. Thank you: Barb Jurack, Mary Pirman, Ken & Sandy Macander, Pauline & Roman Szabelski, Joan Magee, Maureen Coakley, Tom & Ann Tisa, Mary Thuma, Sandi Saporito, Rosemary Deloria and Lois Wagner.
• Parishioners Nick and Nancy Guardino donate 300 apples and 48-1 lb. bags of carrots monthly from their wholesale produce company. This helps fill our gap to insure we offer produce each week at distribution.
• St. Cletus 5th grade Science classes, along with Mary Delaney, helped prep our 10 garden beds for the food pantry! This week our volunteers will start planting lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, and many other veggies for the food pantry!
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