Almsgiving – Lent 2019 – In Giving our Ourselves, We are Eucharist for Others

Week 1 – March 9th/10th St. Stephen Food Pantry – non-perishable food items.  Suggestions: canned stews and dinners, canned hams, chunky soups, canned fruits and vegetables, breakfast bars, spaghetti, pasta, peanut butter and jelly, juice, tuna, cereal and macaroni and cheese.

Week 2 – March 16th/17thOrganizations Serving Women and Children – Suggestions: diapers sizes 2-5, baby wipes, Onesies, white twin size sheets, snack items and shelf type microwave dinners.

Week 3 – March 23rd/24thOrganizations Serving Seniors – Personal Care Items.  Suggestions: shampoo, deodorant, lotion, small packs of wet wipes and kleenex, small bottles of hand sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrushes/holders, combs, brushes, small flashlights with batteries, Ensure or like products, note pads and large print puzzle books.

Week 4 – March March 30th/31st Serving Those in Need – Gift Cards in amounts of $20 and under for grocery stores, drug stores, family shopping, gas, fast food, etc. and/or a monetary donation.

Week 5 – April 6th/7thOrganizations Serving the Unemployed & Military

  • Suggestions for the Unemployed: laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, bleach, paper towels, toilet paper, Lysol wipes.
  • Suggestions for the Military – deployed service members: new socks (black), any adult sizes and gender.
  • Suggestions for Veterans in hospitals: new socks (must be non-skid), any color, any adult sizes and gender.