The Giving Pantry provides lifesaving food and hygiene items for those struggling. Recipients include three local food pantries and three down town Cleveland. Donated items can be placed in the baskets in the gathering area each weekend. The Giving Pantry collects weekly, non-perishable food and necessary living items needed for daily survival.
Food DonationsItems needed weekly: Canned beef, pork, spam, salmon, tuna, chicken, stew, rice, noodles, pasta, spaghetti sauce w/meat, dry soup mixes, cereal, dried fruit, raisins, peanuts, peanut butter, jelly, coffee, tea, crackers and cookies.
Items needed monthly: Bath items, hand soaps, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, Depends, feminine products, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, laundry detergent, fabric softener, dish soap.
Volunteers from the parish travel to St. Patrick's Hunger Center in Cleveland about 4 times a year to prepare and serve a meal. Bakers are also needed to provide home-baked goodies to serve along with the meal. These can be dropped off at the Parish Hall prior to the trip to St. Patrick's. Please check the Parish Bulletin for dates. CONTACT: Connie Eddy 440-543-8651 to volunteer.
These donations are given to the local USO donation site for care packages to our service members. Donations can be put in the box by the American flag in the gathering area. CONTACT: Noel Burr 440-338-5311.
Items needed: Beef jerky, lip balm, Ramon noodles, all size Ziploc bags, toiletries and hard candy. Individual size: peanut butter, drink mix, hot cereal, wipes, shaving cream.
Back to School Supplies: at the beginning of each school year the parish collects school supplies for needy children in Northeast Ohio.
Blanket Sunday: each fall the parish collects new and gently used blankets and sheets for families in need in the Cleveland area.
Giving Tree: during the Advent season, the parish helps needy local families, schools, and organizations with gifts and needed items. Over 1000 gifts are distributed annually. Volunteers are needed to sort gifts, man tables, and deliver items to the organizations.