The first Sunday of each month is HARVEST SUNDAY at All Saints.
You are invited to bring donations of non-perishable food items to Mass and place them in the bins in the Gathering Space. On Mondays the food is delivered to one of the food shelves that serves Lakeville – either 360 Communities located at Messiah Lutheran Church or The Open Door Southern Mobile Pantry warehouse in Apple Valley.
What is needed on the shelves?
- Canned Foods
peanut butter, jelly / jam, canned tuna and chicken, pasta sauce (red and white), cooking oil, canned fruit, chocolate frosting, canned or bottled juices, pickles and condiments like ketchup, mustard and mayo.
- Boxed Foods
dry cereal, oatmeal (boxed packets), hot cereal, chocolate chips, brownie mix, pasta, rice, beans, powdered milk, whole grain crackers, pancake mix and syrup, Tuna Helper, Hamburger Helper, Suddenly Salad, granola/cereal bars, salt, sugar, flour, oil, coffee, and tea.
- Hygiene/Household Supplies
soap, shampoo, conditioner, baby shampoo, baby wash, deodorant, combs, brushes, toothpaste, tooth brushes, shaving products, foot powder, laundry soap, dish soap (not the dishwasher kind), and cleaning supplies.
- Paper and Plastic Products
toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissue, paper plates and cups, plastic flatware, plastic wrap, foil, storage bags, paper grocery bags, disposable diapers (all sizes) and baby wipes.
What is NOT needed on the shelves?
Food shelves work to provide access to healthy foods. To that end, they do not take pop or sugar-added beverages, candy, bakery sweets, ramen noodles, salty bagged snacks or canned pasta.
Thank you for your contributions to this ministry.
Contact Deacon Jim Marschall (952-985-9983 / firstname.lastname@example.org) for information about All Saints’ work with the food shelves; about volunteering; or about accessing food shelf services.
Interested in learning more about hunger in Minnesota?
Minnesota FoodShare is a program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches. Minnesota FoodShare fights hunger through advocacy programs and by conducting a Food Shelf Campaign during the month of March. The March Campaign is co-sponsored by several other religious groups including Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Minnesota Catholic Conference.
In 2019, All Saints supported the work of local food shelves by providing 6,635 pounds of food and household supplies.