Parish News & Information

Parish News & Information

New Food Pantry Completed!

Fr. Britto's Dream Comes True!

One of Fr. Britto’s visions for our parish has been to build a new facility for the food pantry. Father has always had a heart for the poor. He understands how important it is that our parish continue to feed the hungry. You can see by the pictures below that his dream has become our reality. Thank you Fr. Britto for remembering the least of our brothers and sisters, and for supporting our outreach to the poor in this generous way.

The new building at the end of the alley will become our new food pantry after the Covid restrictions are lifted. At that time, we will move the food from the current location to the new building. Our clients will again be able to physically go through the pantry and choose their own food with the assistance of our volunteers.

A year ago, my assistant, Lisa Muench, accepted the challenge and together we turned our distribution into the current curbside model. There were a lot of logistics and many moving parts to consider, and many more volunteers were needed to support the new method. Lisa managed the day-to-day details and kept us on track. She never gave up through all the twists and turns. I am grateful for her energy, organizational and people skills, strong work ethic, and heartfelt dedication. 

Currently packed grocery bags are being stored on shelves ready for our curbside distribution at the end of each month.  We continue to provide 4 bags of groceries for 200 food insecure clients who look to our parish for a little help. We give them enough food for a week, which is a huge help especially for the families with children. We could not do this without all the food and monetary donations that have steadily come in through the pandemic. So many of you signed up to help. Thankfully, Mother Teresa and St. Ann Guilds continued to perform their weekly pantry tasks, along with the strong and steady support from Don Sitkiewicz.

With gratitude,

Adrienne Timm

Director, Social Service Ministry

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St. Paul of the Cross

320 South Washington Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068

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