Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.
St. Therese of Lisieux
The St. Vincent de Paul Pantry has stayed open since the shutdown started, although the church has been closed. We are very grateful to Fr. Ron for supporting us in our work and to Matt Kush for publishing our pantry articles on the St. Isidore website. St. Isidore Church staff have also been very helpful in handing out emergency bags of food to our neighbors in need and collecting donations of food and money during this pandemic. We absolutely could not do our mission of serving others without all of their help.
If you haven’t been looking at the church website (stisidore.church), early in the shutdown we published articles about our Easter Food Distribution in March and about how our pantry operates, which includes pictures of the pantry and how we pack emergency bags of food. We also had a Back To School Food Distribution on August 18th. Both Distributions used a drive through process to keep our Vincentians and families safe.
Donations by our generous parishioners have also helped our neighbors with rent and utility assistance and helped keep our Pantry stocked and we are very grateful to everyone. When you shop this week, please keep our neighbors in need in mind. If you cannot go to the store yet but you still want to donate, you can order items online and have them delivered to the church. Our Pantry needs are: