Welcome to Our Food Pantry!
Lenten Almsgiving Opportunity
The OLR Food Pantry Team will have grocery bags marked with the items needed for our Easter Distribution available beginning on Ash Wednesday. Please take one of these bags and fill it with the items listed according to family size.
This is a great way to bring discussion to the family table and explain to our children that not all families are as blessed and fortunate, and that we are called to minister to them in Christ’s name. When your bag is filled, please leave it in the vestibule of the church to be collected prior to Wednesday, April 8th, when we will be doing distribution of Easter Baskets.
For those who find it in their hearts to contribute extra, we will also be in need of hams, eggs, milk, butter, celery, carrots, dinner rolls, bread, onions and potatoes.
If you generously are able to provide these items, please contact me (Wendy) at 586-419-2912 during Easter Week and I will meet you at the Pantry, or pick up the items from your home. If you prefer to buy gift cards from the SCRIP Office, they can be used to purchase these items as well.
We served nearly 100 families for Christmas. Easter distribution, historically, is less than Christmas, but we still hope to be prepared to assist 80 families. Thanks so much for your constant and generous support!
If you weren’t able to get a bag, here is the list for a family of 1-3:
- 1 Can Corn
- 1 Can Green Beans
- 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 1 Can French Fried Onions
- Small Can Sweet Potatoes
- 1 Box Au Gratin Potatoes
- 1 Can Pineapple
- Sma1l Can Baked Beans
- 1 Cake Mix or Brownie Mix
- 1 Frosting Mix or Canned Frosting
- Optional: Easter Egg Coloring Kit, Chocolate Bunnies or Crosses
In Need of Assistance?
Here at OLR Food Pantry, we are more than happy to provide you with the assistance you need. Please call our phone number and leave a voice message, stating your name, your phone number, and a short description of your needs. We will get back to you on the next Wednesday we are open between 2PM-3PM.
Phone Number: 810-765-4908
Location: St. Catherine Activity Center-
1103 Washington Street, Algonac MI 48001
Hours: Wednesdays from 2PM-3PM
Please leave a brief message containing your name, phone number, and needs. Please wait for us to call you back and schedule an appointment.
Want to Help?
Donations of non-perishable food and personal products may dropped off at our Parish Office as well as any of our church locations. If you would like to donate any perishable items (fresh fruit/vegetables, meats, eggs, etc..), please call the Parish office at 810-765-3568 so that a Food Pantry worker can arrange to pick up the food from you.
Monetary donations can be dropped off in the offertory baskets during mass or at the Parish Office. You may also make a donation online through our WeShare webpage. Just click “Donate Now” in the upper right-hand corner!
If you would like to volunteer at our Food Pantry, please call the Parish Office! We will put you in contact with the Head of our Food Pantry!
We ask that you kindly refrain from donating expired, opened or spoiled items.