Thanksgiving Food Collection Drive
The Dublin Food Pantry is now preparing for its annual Thanksgiving food collection drive. This year has been a challenge with the pantry continuing to provide drive-through services to 100-150 families per week. This Thanksgiving, the pantry hopes to provide Thanksgiving food boxes for 450-500 families during the month of November. Many churches throughout Dublin will be providing food items for the boxes. Once again, the Social Action Committee is spearheading this project with the support of the parishioners of St. Brigid. This year we offer three options for giving.
Option One: Provide an entire Thanksgiving dinner
Parishioners can donate the ingredients for an entire Thanksgiving meal (no cooking is necessary) for a family in need. Parishioners would provide everything from the list below in a sturdy box or bags to be dropped off at the Dublin Food Pantry (81 W. Bridge St., Dublin) on Wednesday November 3 between 6-8pm or Saturday November 6 between 1-3pm. Volunteers will unload the box from your vehicle and take it into the food pantry. All safety procedures will take place, including social distancing and face masks.
The following items are to be included in the Thanksgiving box: $25 gift card from a local grocery store, 2 cans of fruit, 2 cans of corn, 2 cans of green beans, 2 boxes of macaroni and cheese, 2 regular boxes (or one large box) potatoes, 2 boxes of stuffing, 2 cans or packets of gravy (no glass jars please), 2 boxes of Jiffy cornbread, 1 can of cranberry sauce.
We are not asking for perishable items (fruit, pies, rolls, reddi whip) as fruit, produce, bread and dessert will be provided to the families when they come to the pantry on the regular shopping days.
Option Two: Provide a gift card(s)
Parishioners can provide gift card(s) from local grocery stores (Kroger, Giant Eagle, Walmart, Meijer) in $25 denominations. These gift cards will be used at the discretion of the Dublin Food Pantry for families in need during the holiday season. The gift cards can be dropped off before and after Masses on October 23-24 in Hendricks Hall; or between 6-8pm on November 3 or 1-3pm on November 6 at the Dublin Food Pantry; or to the St. Brigid Parish office in an envelope marked “Thanksgiving Food Collection”. Please do not place gift cards in the parish mailbox.
Option Three: Provide boxed potatoes and gravy
Parishioners who prefer to donate on a smaller scale can provide boxed potatoes and boxed/canned gravy for inclusion in the remainder of the Thanksgiving meals provided to client families of the Food Pantry. Collection of the donations will be before and after Masses on October 23-24, in Hendricks Hall in the designated boxes.
Sign up genius has been set up for parishioners to sign up for option one.
The link can be found at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4dacae2aa57-2021
Alternative drop off arrangements can be made by contacting Karen at the email or phone number below.
For assistance or questions, please contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call at 614-271-4086. This has truly been a challenging year and now more than ever, our neighbors in Dublin need help. Thank you for always meeting their needs. God bless you and keep you safe.