For over 30 years, the community of St. Frances Cabrini has sponsored the Holiday Food and Toy Drive, to support those less fortunate in our community. For the past decade, this event has been sponsored by the SFC Men’s Club, Italian Catholic Federation Branch 191, and the Mexican Catholic Organization.
We ask you to join us in supporting this annual cause. The date for the Thanksgiving Distribution will be Saturday, November 23rd. The date for the Christmas distribution will be Saturday, December 14th.
As has been the case for the past several years, we will not only be assisting those in the Cambrian Park area, but the communities of Christ the King Church Parish in central San Jose, and Star of the Sea Parish in Alviso.
It is our goal to provide 300 meals for these three communities during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
In addition, we provide toys for the SFC community at the Christmas distribution. More information on that will be provided in bulletins beginning in December.
There are three ways you can support this ministry.
First: financially. If you want to make a financial donation, please make Checks payable to “ SFC MEN’S CLUB”, and make a notation on the check or envelope that this is for the “HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE.” Please forward checks to the parish office. There is no overhead for this event, all efforts are handled by volunteers, so every cent goes to those in need.
Second: Volunteering. We love to have volunteers come the days of the distribution. We meet in the SFC gym around 7:30 AM, sort the food, box it, and begin distribution by 9:30 AM. We usually finish up around 11:30 to noon. Families and kids are encouraged to join us.
Third: Food items. We attempt to provide a turkey or ham to all 300 recipients, as well as a box of food which includes as
many staples as possible.
Here is a list of needed items:
tuna, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, pasta sauce, mac and cheese, soup, canned fruit, canned vegetables, cereal, packaged
mashed potatoes, gravy, packaged rice/noodles, canned or packaged beans, turkeys, and hams.
Holiday Boxes will be placed in the vestibule of the Church for your donations.
We also need turkeys and hams for these days. We would appreciate those items being donated the day of the distributions due to limited storage in our freezers and refrigerators.
Additionally we do take donations of used clothing. We would ask again due to limited storage space that used clothing be
brought the day of the distribution. We will not be taking used items or used toys, only used clothing this year.
If you need to get turkeys, hams or used clothing to us prior to the distribution date, or if you have any questions or need
additional information, please contact John Dahl at 408-807-5756, or firstname.lastname@example.org.