Coming the weekend of March 3/4, 2018
Return of "Best Our Best"
Formerly associated with the "We Are ALL SAINTS" event in November, "Best Our Best" has found a new home during the season of Lent. Once again the people of All Saints will endeavor to out do themselves by providing a quantity of products for the food shelf that surpasses our previous record. That record was set in November, 2015 = 3,040 pounds.
The “Best Our Best” HARVEST
collection is sponsored by the Justice & Service Commission and the Knights of Columbus, and is happening as part of the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. http://www.mnfoodshare.org/
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 –
What is needed on the shelves?
- Canned Foods
peanut butter, jelly / jam, canned tuna and chicken, spaghetti sauce, cooking oil, canned fruit, canned or bottled juices, pickles and condiments like ketchup, mustard and mayo.
- Boxed Foods
dry cereal, hot cereal, pasta, rice, beans, powdered milk, whole grain crackers, pancake mix and syrup, tuna helper, granola/cereal bars, sugar, flour, oil, coffee, and tea.
- Hygiene/Household Supplies
soap, shampoo, 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 / email@example.com
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.