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SFC’s Annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Drive

As the Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations approach, the SFC Men’s Club will once again sponsor the annual Holiday Food Drives. The distribution dates this year will be Saturday, November 18th, and Saturday, December 16th. As we have in years’ past, we will begin sorting and boxing food for distribution at 7:30am in the gym. We will begin distributing the food boxes to our guests between 8:30 am / 9:00 am until 12:00 Noon. We will need volunteers from beginning to end. Our busiest time is from 7:30am to 10:00am, but we need volunteers to help with cleaning up once the food boxes have been distributed. Volunteers will need to have had the diocese volunteer requirements completed: waiver, Virtus and fingerprinting.  If you wish to volunteer and have not completed these, you can pick up a copy of the waiver from the Parish Office. We have had generations of SFC families who have made a tradition of service to the parish community by volunteering at the annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Drives.

We could not hold these events without your financial support. Although we receive many food donations, we also purchase a significant percentage of the food we distribute. Your financial support is crucial! Additionally, at the Christmas distribution, we hope to add gift cards in lieu of providing toys. Every cent donated goes to the Holiday Food Drive. There is no overhead, and these events are operated solely by volunteers.

The Holiday Food Drive has been a great success because of the immense support and participation of the SFC School Staff, Students and Families. This year, the school will be providing specific items in support of the Food Distribution. The following non-perishable food items can be donated by placing them in boxes located in the church vestibule. Needed at this time:

Cereal, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Jams, Mashed Potatoes, Packaged Potatoes, Stuffing, Gravy.

Each family will receive a box of food and a Thanksgiving turkey. At Christmas, a ham or turkey. If you are interested in donating a turkey or ham, we appreciate you donating the day of the food distribution due to limited storage. If you wish to donate them in advance, please feel free to contact me and I will make arrangements with you. My phone number and email are below. Any food items left over after the Christmas distribution, will go to the SFC Food Pantry for their weekly food distributions.

On behalf of Steve Crooks and myself, we want to thank you in advance for the continued generous support the parishioners of St. Frances Cabrini have always given to this event.

John Dahl