Donations can be given in the collection basket or sent to: St. Joseph Community Food Pantry 8380 Fifth Street Onekama, MI 49675
Matthew (Chapter 25 – Verse 35) “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, . . . and you cared for me . . . “
There are always people in need of food, drink, clothes and kindness. There are routinely about 80 to 100 families who come to our St. Joseph Community Food Pantry each month seeking help. Families vary in size from 1 to 9. On average, we serve about 300–400 people every month.
We spend about $1,500 to $1,700 monthly for food and drink. Occasionally, we receive clothing and give that as well. Donations from parishioners, other churches, civic organizations, individuals and others fund our activity.
Parishioners are only a portion of the 40 to 50 regular volunteers. Many have been helping for more than 10 years. Some have volunteered month after month for over 25 years. Students from Manistee Catholic Central and Onekama are also a big help. Our volunteers recognize that there is a need not only for food and drink. There is also a need for kindness, laughter and caring. Volunteers give with their heart as well as work with their hands.
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