FEEDING THE HUNGRY
FOOD BANK VOLUNTEERS
Parish volunteer group trips to the Northern Illinois Food Bank are planned a few times per year. Generally this means food sorting and packing. Every hour of assistance helps ensure that our hungry neighbors will have access to food in their time of need. Children ages 8 and older can volunteer with families or in groups with adult chaperones. If you would like to volunteer, please check the bulletin for the sign up dates. Signup sheets are placed in the narthex. For more information, contact our Food Bank Volunteer Coordinator, Terry Bode at email@example.com.
FOOD PANTRY – MOBILE
The Mobile Pantry is a “traveling food pantry” that delivers meat, produce, non-perishable food and other products to communities where the need for food surpasses the capacity of existing food pantry resources. St. John the Apostle is a host site, however, the dates and locations for the pantry are assigned when there is available funding. Volunteers at the Mobile Pantry assist in distributing food to our hungry neighbors. If you would like to volunteer, please watch for the signup sheets in the narthex. Questions, please contact Deacon Ron at 630-279-7433.
FOOD OUTREACH / HOLIDAY MEALS PROGRAM
Please consider contributing to our annual Food Outreach/Holiday Meals Program which provides Thanksgiving and/or Christmas meals to our parishioners and neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet. In late October, donation envelopes will be placed in the pews and in the narthex. Just place your donation envelope in the collection basket at Mass or drop it off at the parish office. After meals are purchased and distributed, the remaining funds will be used to sponsor a Mobile Food Pantry at the parish.
EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE
Emergency food assistance is available to our parish families whenever the need arises. Please contact the parish office or Deacon Ron at 630-279-7433 to discuss your immediate needs.