Parish Life
November 1, 2017

Outreach Projects

West Chester Food Cupboard

The West Chester Food Cupboard always needs donations of unexpired, non-perishable food items, because no one should go hungry. There is a basket in the Narthex for your much-needed donations.

Among the items needed are: canned tuna, canned chicken, sardines, pasta w/meat, chili, Spam, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, pasta/noodles, jelly, macaroni and cheese, hearty soups, canned fruits, canned vegetables, rice, canned beans, dried beans, pork and beans, hot cereals, cold cereals, baby food

In addition, personal care items are needed, such as: shampoo, soaps, toothpaste, toilet paper, diapers, feminine products

Your financial donations are extremely helpful as well. From their website: "The Food Cupboard appreciates all the support we receive from the community, but your financial donations allow us to purchase exactly what we need, and also use the purchasing power of bulk buying and sales."

For more information about the West Chester Food Cupboard and how you can help, click here.

A New Season in the Church Vegetable Garden

One of the most direct, visible and "hands-on" outreach ministries of St. Francis is the raised-bed vegetable garden that supplies hundreds of pounds of fresh, locally-grown produce to needy families every year. A new growing season is now upon us, and with this new season is a need for new leadership and new volunteers willing to (literally) get their hands dirty. In addition to feeding the hungry, "Garden Ministers" get to build and practice their gardening skills. If you are interested in helping, please contact Fr. Kevin. And watch for more information about this work over the coming days and weeks.