The Lenten Food Drive

By: kjcynar
01/31/21 18:18

"the need is still there and we are collecting food again..."

The Lenten Food Drive "the need is still there and we are collecting food again.....please we need your help!   If you saw the cover of Newsday on January 4, 2021, you are aware of the continuing hunger and need found here on Long Island.  We approached Fr. Walter, and we all agreed that a second food drive during Lent would help lift the burden many families are facing.   In the past, during Lent we were taught to sacrifice something - give up sweets perhaps - but today we are encouraged to take something on, do good deeds.   In December we gave 1486 pounds of food to Island Harvest, which was amazing!    So, instead of giving up something for Lent this year, let's join together and continue to help feed the hungry on Long Island.   Attached is a Lenten 40-day walking path, with suggested food bank items.  If you start the path on Ash Wednesday, February 17, it will end on Holy Saturday, April 3.  Country star Tim McGraw sings, “always stay humble and kind” so please give what you feel in your heart.  All donations are welcome and appreciated.   Please even consider asking a family member, neighbor, co-worker, etc. to participate in our efforts.   If you look at the pathway, there are 6 items per week needed, which makes purchasing a little bit easier.   Please check expiration dates and make sure packages are sealed.     Several collections will be held: 

  • Thursday, March 18 from 8 am to 12 Noon
  • Wednesday, March 31 from 8 am to 12 Noon
  • Saturday, April 3 from 9 am to 12 Noon

A tent and tables will be set up in the corner of the parking lot.  Drive up, pop your trunk, or back door, and your donation will be off-loaded.   The success of our Reverse Advent Calendar Drive showed that we care about our neighbors.  Wouldn't it be wonderful to top our 1486 pounds?!   Thank you, Debi & Richie Csajko