St. Frances Cabrini Annual Holiday Food and Toy Drive Underway; Shopping List Readied

St. Frances Cabrini Annual Holiday Food and Toy Drive is underway!. This event is sponsored by the SFC Men’s Club, Italian Catholic Federation Branch 191, and the SFC Mexican Catholic Organization.

As in years past, we will not only provide assistance to those in our Parish and the Cambrian Park area, but also to Christ the King Parish, as well as Star of the Sea Parish.

We anticipate providing assistance to over 350 families at both the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Food Box days and we strive to provide each family at both holidays with a turkey or ham and a box of food.

The date for our Thanksgiving food distribution is Saturday, November 17th. Christmas food distribution is Saturday, December 15th.

Our St. Frances Cabrini parish community have always been so generous in both financial support, as well as your donations of food and toys. If you can assist us with your financial support, please make checks out to ” St.
Frances Cabrini Men’s Club”, and in the memo section of the check, please note ” Holiday Food Drive”. Please place your cash or check in an envelope marked “Holiday Food Drive” and place it in the Sunday collection basket or bring the donation directly to the Parish Office.

This operation is handled completely by volunteers. With no overhead, every penny of your donation goes directly to those we serve.

We are looking for the following food donations for both holidays:canned soups and stews, pasta, pasta sauce, boxed mashed potato’s, bagged potato’s, yams, gravy, stove top stuffing, croutons, baked beans, dry beans, flour, packaged rice, canned tuna, canned salmon, cereal, oatmeal, noodles, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, seasoning packs/packet’s, peanut butter, jams, jellies, canned cranberry sauce, canned fruit, canned
green beans, dry fruit, nuts, trail mix, crackers, bags of candy canes, canned ham, chicken or other meats. Turkeys and canned hams round out a box of good solid food so the families we serve can look forward to having the ability to cook a nice meal for their families.

Please place food donations in the boxes labeled “Holiday Food Drive” in the Vestibule of the Church. We will also accept donations of clothing,and other gently used items. You can bring items the day of the distribution, or contact me or the Parish Office to donate prior to those dates.

If you would like to volunteer your Time on either distribution date, we meet in the SFC gym starting at 7:30 am and are usually done by noon. Thank you for your continued support of our annual Food and Toy Drive, and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me, John Dahl 408 -807-5756