Updated: Sep 5, 2021
PANTRY REPORT/ SHORTAGES: (1) canned soup, (2) pasta sauce, (3) “meals in a can” (stew/canned pasta/chili/etc.), and (4) dry unsweetened cereal. Also needed: diapers sizes newborn, 2, 5 and 6, as well as Similac blue, Pediasure, and the adult supplement Ensure. Child and adult-size pull-ups are also welcome.
•Plastic grocery bags and plastic newspaper bags are always needed.
•Currently not needed (but watch this space!): mac & cheese and tuna/canned meat/canned fish (over three months supply on hand), paper bags and egg cartons. Thanks as always to our food donors – who brought in 2.21 tons in the week up to last Monday. And, of course, thanks to the volunteers, including student volunteers, who help sort and store all those donations. With all their help, we distributed some 1.78 tons of nonperishable food, and a rather larger amount of perishable food (bread and pastries, fresh vegetables and fruit, etc. – primarily donated by local stores) to 183 families on Monday, 23 August.
OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP AT ST. MARTIN’S FOOD PANTRY
There are many opportunities this summer for high school students and adults to help at St. Martin’s Food Pantry. If interested leave a message with contact information for us at (240) 676-9640.
Sunday: 12 noon - 4:00pm. Receive donations from church/individuals and then sort and stack them.
Monday: 7:00am - 12 noon. Distribute food to clients and receive donations form businesses/churches and sort and stack them.
Thursday: 11:00am - 12:30pm. Receive Celestial Manna donation and put in walk-in refrigerator.
Saturday: 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Receive Lancaster County Dutch Market donation and put in walk-in refrigerator.
Costco pickup during August: Need volunteers to go to Costco around 9:00am and pickup donations of bread, sweets, veggies and water and deliver to Food Pantry. Drivers needed on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Also need stand-by drivers for Costco on Monday and Wednesday if called for pickup.