Food Pantry

Welcome to Our Food Pantry!

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
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 donation online through our WeShare webpage.  Just click “Donate Now” in the upper right-hand corner!

Volunteer

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!

The Food Pantry volunteers would like to thank you for your ongoing and generous support!  As we prepare for the Holiday Season, the following items would be greatly appreciated: stuffing mix, cranberries, green beans, corn, cream of mushroom soup, french-fried onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes and turkeys.

We ask that you kindly refrain from donating expired, opened or spoiled items. Thank you!

OLR Parish Food Pantry … A Recipe to Share

Thanksgiving is fast approaching! We distributed 50 baskets last year. Each basket included:

A Turkey, Stuffing, Potatoes, Celery, Carrots, Onions, Green Beans, French Fried Onions, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Sweet Potatoes, Corn, Dinner Rolls, Eggs, Milk, Butter, Pie Crusts, Pumpkin, Whipped Cream, Marshmallows, Jello, Fruit Cocktail and Evaporated Milk.

This year we will be including a recipe for Turkey Frame Soup and the ingredients needed to make the most of their leftovers. I am providing this recipe that I make each time we have Turkey. It is a family favorite and I think your family and our client’s families will enjoy it as well.

We, of course, need donations of all the above dinner items as well as the items to make the soup with the leftover carcass. Thanks so much in advance for your support!

Turkey Frame Soup

1 meaty turkey frame, including any skin

1 onion, chunked

1 carrot, scrubbed and chunked (you can include greens if they are still on)

1 stalk celery, chunked, including leaves

Handful of Parsley leaves if desired

Salt and Pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in a large stock pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2- 2 hrs.

Remove from heat, let cool and refrigerate over night.

2 bouillon cubes

2 t. dried basil leaves

1/4 t. pepper

3 cups assorted vegetables, chopped (carrots, celery, broccoli, green beans, etc.)

1 can diced tomatoes with their juice

1.5 c. uncooked egg noodles.

Remove any fat that has formed on the surface and hardened. Remove all meat from bones and set aside. Discard solids. Strain broth through a sieve lined with cheesecloth.You will need 8 cups for the soup.

Place Broth into a large soup pot. Add all other ingredients except meat and noodles. Bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes. Add noodles and cook for 10 minutes longer. Reduce heat, add reserved turkey and heat through.

Grateful for your continued generosity,

Wendy Klik and the Food Pantry Team 810-765-4908

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