food Pantry Holy Trinity Parish faith communities of OLQM, sacred heart and Holy Family
New from the Food Pantry - Posted on 8/1/2020 During the month of June the Food Pantry served 35 families which included 41 adults, 11 additional adults who are over the age of 64 and 16 children for a total of 70 people. Our number were lower than usual as were closed the first two weeks of the month due to Covid-19 concerns.
Our Food Pantry is a member of the RI Community Food Bank which entitles us to shop at the Food Bank in Cranston for free and reduced price food items. Since March the Food Bank, for the first time, has had toilet paper available. We are very grateful for our volunteer, John Heroux, who does all our shopping at the Food Bank and also at Price Rite where we can shop with a FEMA grant we have through Community Care Alliance. John usually makes a weekly trip to the Food Bank bringing back at least 800 pounds or more of canned goods and other staples. Then, often with help from Charlie Blanchette another volunteer, they unload the food and restock our shelves.
Our Lady's Food Pantry is open every Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30 to 2:30 next to (and in the rear) of the Rectory.
News from the Food Pantry - Posted on 7/16/2020 The Volunteers at the Food Pantry have requested that the 8 am Mass on Sunday, July 19 be celebrated for the intentions of the Staff and Residents of the Friendly Home. For the past few years the Friendly Home has conducted fundraisers and Food Drives for our Pantry. This has resulted in substantial monetary contributions and food items that have stocked our shelves.
Since March, the Friendly Home has had to deal with the effects of the Corona virus residents and staff have faced illness, death and isolation. While many of us were able to stay safely at home, staff at Friendly continued to work and care for residents.
Our Food Pantry is very appreciative of all the contributions Friendly Home has made to the Pantry and we offer this Mass for the intentions of Friendly Staff and Residents. The pantry would also like to thank all parishioners who have donated diapers and wipes. Last week we had a family with a 1 year old and a baby, 6 weeks old. We also had a family with a 4 month old baby. They were thrilled to get diapers and wipes.
Food Pantry Sundays are the FIRST WEEKEND of each month.
The Our Lady's Food Pantry provides food and nutritional assistance to people in the Woonsocket and North Smithfield communities. The food is provided by members of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Sacred Heart and Holy Family parish communities.
The Food Pantry is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:30 PM. The food pantry is located in the back of the rectory at 1409 Park Avenue, Woonsocket, RI.