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Outreach – Local Food Pantries / Clothing

 Food Pantry Outreach

Outreach—Feed the Hungry

September, the month dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows. The Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows takes place on September 15, the day after the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross. We remember the suffering of Mary as she stood at the foot of the Cross and witnessed the torture and death of her Son. During this month, please consider donating to our OLG Food Pantry to help our neighbors in need. During September, the food pantries are hoping to fill the shelves with items to fill lunch boxes:  including peanut butter & jelly, snack items, pudding and jello cups, cookies and protein bars and juice boxes. The two pantries are always in need of toiletries for families such as toothpaste, shampoo and soap.  Paper products are always a good staple too!

Thank you to all of you for making our ministry so successful and for helping us to feed the hungry in our area! IMPORTANT NOTE: Please remember that all food items are non-perishable—nothing fresh or refrigerated. Please do not send in open packages. All items must be unopened and sealed. Please place your donations in our food pantry box located next to the Nursery. Thank you all for your generosity!

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Our Daily Bread (ODB) Sunday

EVERY 5TH SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

 Our Daily Bread (ODB) is a free food program sponsored by Catholic Charities. It has been providing daily, a hot nutritious lunch, 365 days a year, from 10:30am—12:30pm. ODB has never closed a day since it began in 1981. OLG supplies the casseroles, transportation and volunteers whenever there is a 5th Sunday in a month. 

¨ Prepare the easy “Zippy Beef” casserole (aluminum pan and recipe provided). Pans will be distributed 2 weeks prior to ODB Sunday.

Return FROZEN casserole on ODB Sunday between the hours of 8:15am and 8:45am on the church parking lot

The delicious casseroles are easy to prepare then freeze. Make one for ODB and one for your family supper. The minimum age to volunteer to serve is 14 years old and must be accompanied by an adult. Age 15 and up may come alone. If you have any questions OR would like to volunteer to serve or drive, please contact Marie Crook at mariecrook17@gmail.com, (410) 357-5099 (home), or (410) 302-3608 (cell). Take the opportunity to involve your family, no matter their age, in the preparing the casserole or food shopping. Other items needed at ODB: commercial size canned vegetables or fruit, tea bags, sugar, family size macaroni and cheese, dish detergent, large cans of spaghetti sauce, large bags of rice and pasta, condiments, salad dressing, salt and pepper, peanut butter, jelly, fresh sandwich rolls or bagels, cookies, cooking spray, brown lunch bags, sandwich size zip lock bags, paper towels or toilet tissue.

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Clothing Outreach

Our Lady of Grace Outreach members are currently assisting in the collection and organization of clothing and household goods at Assisi House. 

Ministering to those in need in Baltimore City with free clothing and food, Assisi House is located at St. Patrick’s Church in Fells Point.

These community members are in dire need of items you may have too many of, which can help them meet their basic needs.

Each month, we will collect some specific items which are needed, helping you minimize and simply your life in the process. 

Look for upcoming items to be posted in the near future.