Thanksgiving Food Drive 2020
The Dublin Food Pantry is now preparing for its annual Thanksgiving food collection drive. This year has been a challenge with the pantry providing drive-through services to 100-150 families per week. Many are families who have never accessed a food pantry. This Thanksgiving, the pantry hopes to provide Thanksgiving food boxes for 400-450 families during the month of November. Many churches throughout Dublin will be providing food items for the boxes. As in the past, St. Brigid parishioners have two options for giving:
Option One: Provide an entire Thanksgiving dinner
The Social Action Committee and Knights of Columbus invite parishioners to 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 (approximate cost of the entire meal is $50) to be dropped off at the Dublin Food Pantry (81 W. Bridge St., Dublin) on Wednesday November 11 between 6-8pm or Saturday November 14 between 1-3pm. St. Brigid volunteers will unload the box from your vehicle and take it into the food pantry for later pickup by those in need. All safety procedures will take place, including social distancing and face masks. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN DROP OFF LOCATION AND DATES ABOVE (Due to COVID 19 this year).
$20 gift card from a local grocery store (Giant Eagle, Meijer, Walmart, Kroger), 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, 2 cans of cranberry sauce.
We are not asking for perishable items (fruit, pies, rolls, reddi whip) as the boxes will be distributed throughout the month of November. Fresh fruit, produce, bread and dessert will be provided to the families by the Food Pantry during the month when they come to the pantry on the regular shopping days.
Sign up genius has been set up for parishioners to sign up for this option. The link can be found at:
Alternative drop off arrangements can be made by contacting Karen at the email or phone number below.
Option Two: Provide boxed potatoes and gravy
If you would prefer to donate on a smaller scale, the St. Brigid Social Action Committee invites parishioners to donate 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 10-11, outside Hendricks Hall in the designated boxes. A volunteer will be there to assist in the collection.
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.