Bag packing at Catholic Charities: I would like to thank those who have volunteered to pack groceries for the food insecure on Thursday Mornings at 8:45 at the main office of Catholic Charities. (191 Joralemon Street). This is a wonderful way for people who live within walking distance to help our neighbors. This location feeds about 200 families throughout the week with the largest number on Thursday Mornings. Please let me (Fr. Smith) know if you wish to help. It is about 90 mins of intense work.
Pop up Centers: The weekly ‘Pop up” food pantries however dispense food for over 1700 families. This is growing and more volunteers are needed every week to pack and distribute the food. The next “Pop ups” will be
1) This Friday, May 29
St Finbar’s Church
138 Bay 20th St
Brooklyn, NY 11214
Distribution: We are most needed at the second shift beginning at 11:30AM to about 2PM to distribute the food.
Packing: If you cannot do this help is also needed to pack the food at St Finbars Wednesday, (May 27th) between 9:30 and 2:00PM. You do not have to commit to the whole day.
2) Friday, June 5
St Therese of Lisieux (Little Flower)
1281 Troy Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11202
(This is Fr Anselmus’ Parish)
Distribution: Again, we would be asked to assist at the second shift at 11:30AM.
Packing: They will also need help packing on Wednesday (June 3) between 9:30 and 2:00PM.
Sorting: There is sorting work to be done Monday, June 1
Peter J Striano Residence
155-55 Cross Bay Blvd
Howard Beach, NY 11414
From about 9:30AM
Contact: All of these opportunities will require a car and there is parking in each location. Please let us know if you can go and if you can bring anther volunteer observing proper safety regulations. Masks and gloves must be worn they will be provided to you if you do not have your own. Please call me at 718.625.1177 ext 409 or email me at [email protected].