Lenten 40-Day Food Drive

02/20/23 22:24

“Let us not grow tired of Doing Good”

Lenten Forty Day Food Drive

Dear Parish and Day School Families:

“Let us not grow tired of Doing Good”

During Lent, as we prepare for Easter, we are encouraged to pray, to fast or sacrifice  and maybe even more so to take on a service or charitable project.  In that vein, please find attached a Lenten 40-Day Walking Path to help continue feeding the hungry on Long Island. 

At our 2022  Advent Food Drive we collected 2004 pounds of food and toiletries which equates to 1670 meals for those with food insecurity.   The food that we donated to Island Harvest was distributed to food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and shelters across the Island. 

If you start your path on Ash Wednesday, February 22, it will end on Holy Saturday, April 8.   The pathway contains the most requested Food Bank items.  Please give based on what’s in your heart.   Maybe ask a family member, a neighbor, or a friend to participate in Grace’s efforts as well.  Let’s show Long Island how much we care!

For your convenience, collections will be made on:

Thursday, March 23 8 AM to 12 Noon

Wednesday, March 29 8 AM to 12 Noon

Saturday, April 8  8 AM to 12 Noon

There are 6 items listed on the pathway each of the 7 weeks of Lent, which hopefully will make purchasing a little bit easier.  Please check the expiration dates on your donations, your packages are sealed, cans are not dented and you don’t include glass jars.  Drive up to the tent in the southwest corner of the Church/School parking lot, pop your trunk and your boxes/bags will be off-loaded. 

Thank you in advance for your help,

Debi and Richie Csajko

Suggested food to be purchased

Wednesday, February 22                       100% Fruit Juice

Thursday, February 23                           Apple Sauce

Friday, February 24                               Canned Veggies - Low Sodium

Saturday, February 25                           Canned Fruit

Sunday, February 26                            First Sunday of Lent

Monday, February 27                             Whole Grain Pasta

Tuesday, February 28                            Brown Rice

Wednesday, March 1                             Rolled Oats or Oatmeal

Thursday, March 2                                Low Sugar Cold Cereal

Friday, March 3                                     Mac & Cheese

Saturday, March 4                                 Granola or Granola Bars

Sunday, March. 5                                 Second Sunday of Lent

Monday, March 6                                  Toothpaste and Toothbrush

Tuesday, March 7                                  Body Wash

Wednesday, March 8                             Shampoo

Thursday, March 9                                Deodorant

Friday, March 10                                   Dish Detergent

Saturday, March 11                               Paper Towels

Sunday, March 12                                Third Sunday of Lent

Monday, March 13                                 Canned Beans

Tuesday, March 14                                Unsalted Nuts

Wednesday, March 15                           Canned Meat

Thursday, March 16                               Canned Fish

Friday, March 17                                   Peanut Butter or other Nut Butter

Saturday, March 18                               Canned Soup - Low Sodium

Sunday, March 19                                Fourth Sunday of Lent

Monday, March 20                                 Olive or Canola Oil

Tuesday, March 21                                Flour

Wednesday, March 22                           Baking Soda

Thursday, March 23                               Baking Powder

Friday, March 24                                   Dried Herbs/Spices

Saturday, March 25                               Pancake Mix

Sunday, March 26                                Fifth Sunday of Lent

Monday, March 27                                 Canned Tomatoes

Tuesday, March 28                                Boxed or Canned Potatoes

Wednesday, March 29                           Package of Crackers

Thursday, March 30                               Light Mayo

Friday, March 31                                   Salad Dressing

Saturday, April 1                                    Ketchup and Mustard

Sunday, April 2                                    Palm Sunday

Monday, April 3                                     Teabags

Tuesday, April 4                                      Canned Stew or Chili

Wednesday, April 5                               Dried Fruits

Thursday, April 6                                   Shelf Stable Milk

Friday, April 7                                        Canned Broth or Stock

Saturday, April 8                                    Dessert Mix

Sunday, April 9                                    EASTER