The volunteers at the Office of Concern Food Pantry have been assisting families living below the federal poverty level in Bergen County with weekly supplemental food, toiletries and other items. This year, COVID-19 has resulted in widespread hunger. Please see the flyer on the next page of this bulletin.
The Office of Concern is now gearing up for their annual Thanksgiving food collection. Donations of specific holiday foods such as cranberry sauce, gravy, dried potatoes, canned yams, stuffing mix, rice, canned vegetables and canned fruit are needed. Foods that are needed year-round include pasta, canned foods and beverages, and breakfast cereals. Donations can be dropped off in the elevator lobby at any time. Monetary donations are appreciated as the Office of Concern can then purchase food in bulk and also produce, meat and dairy.
The Thanksgiving collection of frozen turkeys will take place before and after the following Masses: 5 PM Mass on Saturday, November 21st and the 8 AM, 10 AM and 12 NOON Masses on Sunday November 22nd.
For those who are not able to drop off a frozen turkey but would like to donate one, OLMC volunteers are offering to pick up your donation at your doorstep. Please contact Elliot Guerra at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.