St. Mary's Choice Food Pantry

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Everyone wants but not everyone needs. Everyone wishes they had more but not everyone has nothing. We all go without…but do we? According to the Hunger in America 2010 study, 1 in 8 Americans relies on assistance from the Feeding America Network to survive. The average monthly income for client households is $940 and 10% of client households are homeless. Tragically, the number of children Feeding America serves has increased 50% since 2006. And it is not getting any better. Our local area has been especially hurt by the current economy and we outpace the national averages published by the Hunger in America 2010 study in almost every category. Let’s work together to reverse this trend and stop hunger in its tracks. For as little as $20 (the cost of a pizza night at home) we can offer a family enough food for more than a week. Every. Single. Penny. Helps. All donations are handled through JustGive.org. To donate please click here....

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Volunteer

St. Mary’s Choice Food Pantry is organized and run entirely by volunteers and we could use your help! Can’t make it to the actual Pantry (normally the 4th Monday of the month)? No problem, we’ve got plenty of opportunities to serve throughout the month in a variety of positions, including (but not limited to): PANTRY HELP (before and during the pantry hours) Hot Meal Preparation and Service Data Entry Personal Shopping Assistant Grocery Bagger PANTRY PREP (the Sunday before the pantry at 1100) Help to stock the pantry shelves FOOD DELIVERY (every Thursday before 3pm, time varies) Meet and unload the food delivery truck FOOD & TOILETRIES DRIVE / FUNDRAISERS Organize and run a canned food/toiletries drive in your local area to benefit the Pantry As with most charitable organizations, we are ALWAYS looking for ways to sustain and grow the assistance we offer our clients. Unfortunately, that requires funds. Our overhead costs are minimal and we have no paid employees so each dollar raised and donated gets quickly returned to the community. We’d gratefully accept an offer to fundraise together. GROUP PROJECTS We’re always happy to team with local organizations (Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts/etc.) to form long term relationships that offer people the opportunity to grow and develop through the joy of serving others. If any of these opportunities sound interesting to you, please contact our volunteer organizer at: Volunteer@StMarysFoodPantry.com We look forward to hearing from...

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About

The St. Mary’s Choice Food Pantry is a non-profit food pantry that, in connection with Faith Feeders Hot Meal Program, provides a hot meal and a monthly allowance of groceries and toiletries to those in need. Initially opening our doors in 2005 to serve 50 low income families, the pantry currently offers assistance to over 1000 individuals monthly and the need is ever growing. Because our organization is staffed and run entirely by volunteers, every single penny of our operating budget goes directly into the surrounding low income community through services offered. We strive to provide a sense of dignity and respect to those we serve. To that end, we have designed our pantry to operate similar to a grocery store, allowing customers to select their own food from our pantry shelves. This provides a feeling of normalcy to our guests while cutting waste from unwanted or unneeded food. In addition to monthly grocery allotments, we also provide additional assistance in the form of formula and diapers to low income mothers when the resources are available. We also provide holiday meals, complete with all of the fixings, to our guests at Thanksgiving so that they may spend this precious time with their loved ones without the worry of how to provide. Overall, we aim to be a bridge between America’s food bounty and those who struggle to provide for themselves and we invite you to join in the fight to end the cycle of...

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  • Donate

    Everyone wants but not everyone needs. Everyone wishes they had more but not everyone has nothing. We all go without…but do we? According to the Hunger in America 2010 study, 1 in 8 Americans relies on assistance from the Feeding America Network to survive....

  • Volunteer

    St. Mary’s Choice Food Pantry is organized and run entirely by volunteers and we could use your help! Can’t make it to the actual Pantry (normally the 4th Monday of the month)? No problem, we’ve got plenty of opportunities to serve throughout the month...

  • About

    The St. Mary’s Choice Food Pantry is a non-profit food pantry that, in connection with Faith Feeders Hot Meal Program, provides a hot meal and a monthly allowance of groceries and toiletries to those in need. Initially opening our doors in 2005 to serve 50 low...