Food Pantry

St. Irenaeus / Catholic Charities 
Procedures Update - March 21, 2020

 

 

The St. Irenaeus/Catholic Charities Food Pantry is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. We are committed to continuing to provide food for our community.

Effective March 21, 2020, per the direction of our managing partners, the following changes have been made to pantry operations to help keep clients and volunteers safe. 

 

COVID-19 has forced us to change our procedures for the foreseeable future. Our goal is to eventually return to being a 100% client-choice pantry.

The situation with COVID-19 is rapidly changing. Please check for updated information on the parish website www.stirenaeus.com, Facebook page www.facebook.com/saintirenaeus and Twitter page www.twitter.com/st_irenaeus.

Thank you for your understanding and patience in these trying times.

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PANTRY NEEDS
 

We always have more requests for help from our pantry guests than we have donors. We’ve a great idea to make the sponsorship work for all. Would you like to help provide a meal for one of the families who come to our pantry? Our average family size is four, and we have many families with 7 or more children.

Many people struggle every week to find the resources to prepare nutritious balanced meals for the family table. Often there’s nothing extra after holiday season ends to prepare the kinds of daily meals so many of us take for granted. A Scrip card from Target, Walmart, Jewel or Meijer could help make their days brighter by allowing them to choose the food items for their families..

If you want to help, please consider purchasing a Scrip card through the weekly program here at St. Irenaeus and drop your card(s) into the box that will be provided before and after every Mass. Our families will gladly use the cards to buy the ingredients for favorite traditional dishes, desserts or perhaps diapers for the baby or bathroom tissue or other essentials. The need is huge.

Thanks for all your prayers and donations of food and money for the pantry program. We couldn’t do this without each of your contributions!!