“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’ And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ ” (Matthew 25:35-40)
January 2022 shows a slight increase over January 2021: This past month we had 50 client visits representing households of 128 individuals. In January of 2021, we had 37 client visits representing 102 individuals.
In April 2022, we had 92 client visits representing 228 individuals. In April of 2021, we had 28 client visits representing 69 individuals. Our numbers are increased for April because Easter boxes were given out in April this year but were given out in March last year. Nevertheless, total numbers of visits and individuals served increased this year.
Year-to-date for 2022, we have had 261 client visits representing 692 individuals. At this time in 2021, we had seen 199 households representing 475 individuals.
St. Patrick Campus: Tuesday 10am – 4pm
St. Anthony Campus: Wednesday 10am – 4pm
We operate two food pantries on a weekly basis, all year round. We are part of the Love in Action network of 10 pantries across the Tri-Cities. We service 20-25 families on average each week, representing 75 80-people, providing over 80,000 meals for the year. Each client receives one week’s worth of food for the month to offer a hand up, not a handout.
Holiday food baskets are passed out for parishioners in need and our pantry clients at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
Quarterly distributions which coincide with a Feeding American West Michigan food trucks.