Thanksgiving Food for our Pantry Families
Our Community Outreach Monthly Food Pantry is an ongoing monthly effort to help and support approximately 40 families (over 120 people) from the Western Albemarle area. In addition to food, health, cleaning and household supplies, parishioners provide a little happiness during the holidays.
At Thanksgiving, each of our pantry families, as well as others in need in the Western Albemarle area, is given food supplies for Thanksgiving dinner. Shopping bags, beautifully decorated by parish children, are labeled with family sizes and a grocery list and distributed to eager volunteers. These are filled by parishioners with all the makings of a Thanksgiving feast for a local family. Outreach funds provide the turkeys.
You Can Help
Beginning November 3rd parishioners are asked to take a bag to fill with food We also gratefully accept donations to offset the cost of turkeys (mark checks “holiday food”). Food bags are due back by Sunday, November 17th.
The Outreach Programs of St. Paul’s, Ivy assist area families who are trying to help themselves. Our parish is also deeply committed to serving the wider community – from relief efforts on the Gulf Coast to building houses with Habitat for Humanity to Episcopal Relief in the Sudan to the Carpenter’s Kids Program in Nzali in central Tanzania.