Thanksgiving Food Drive 2022
The Dublin Food Pantry is now preparing for its annual Thanksgiving food collection drive. This year continues to be a challenge with the pantry providing drive-through services to over 200 families per week. This Thanksgiving, the pantry hopes to provide Thanksgiving food boxes for at least 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, October 26 between 6-8pm or Saturday, October 29 between 11-1pm. Volunteers will unload the box from your vehicle and take it in to the food pantry. Visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4dacae2aa57-2022 for information on what is included in the boxed dinner and to sign up for this option.
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 29-30 in Hendricks Hall, or on the above dates listed in Option One 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, boxed/canned gravy and canned corn 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 29-30, in Hendricks Hall in the designated boxes.
Alternative drop off arrangements can be made by contacting 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.