On behalf of Father Galang, The St. Frances Cabrini Men’s Club is pleased to advise that we will again be sponsoring the annual SFC holiday Food Drive.
We appreciate Fr. Galang’s endorsement and support of this annual effort, and despite the trying times we are living in, continue the Parish tradition of this Holiday Event.
Due to Santa Clara County Health Directives, as well as Diocese and Parish regulations and restrictions, this event will be very different than past holiday food distributions.
First, we will only be distributing food at Thanksgiving and Christmas. There will be NO used clothing available at either event; NO toys distributed at Christmas.
Food will be distributed by a limited number of volunteers in the back parking area behind Essig Hall. There will be no assembly of food items and food boxes in the gym on either distribution day. Boxes will be put together in advance, and there will be limited volunteer opportunities to help as those dates approach. A more detailed explanation of volunteering for these events will be in the Parish Bulletin and Parish website at the beginning of November.
Our biggest concern in holding these events is the safety, health and welfare of our volunteers and guests. In order to facilitate this safe environment, we are not accepting any food donations at this time. All food items will be purchased in bulk, small groups will assemble the food items into premade boxes.
For the Thanksgiving Holiday, we would ask if you are interested or able to support this effort, our need is primarily financial. As in previous years, if you are able to donate, please make checks out to:
St. Frances Cabrini Men’s Club, and note on envelope or check, that it is designated ” Holiday Food Drive”.
The County requirements change depending on Covid-19 levels, thus there may be changes in how we distribute the Christmas food donations. Updated information on the Christmas event will be available immediately after the Thanksgiving Holiday.
On Behalf of Steve Crooks, we want to Thank you for your continuing support of the Holiday events. We know the need for help is greater than ever, and hope with your help we can meet the needs of those struggling in our community.