Helping our Neighbor at Thanksgiving & Christmas! (2017)

 This past week the Food Pantry volunteers welcomed the following groups who came to pick up food baskets for needy families’ Christmas dinners:

St. Gregory’s—20 families              
Mount Carmel—15
families Social Services—6 families   
St. Mark’s —72 Harford Co. Families 

These groups also received packets of gift cards to help these families with Christmas presents for their families especially the children; the total number of children at this time is 310. Here are the many ways you helped to serve all these families and children: 
· The donation parishioners make each week to the food pantry
.· The many donations of hams & turkeys for Thanksgiving & Christmas dinners.
· Over $14,500 in giving tree donations; of gift cards, or generous monetary donations to purchase these gift cards for the many children & their families.
· Also, 2 families were adopted by parish families of St. Mark! Thank you for the help you give to the needy families in our area and beyond.  You truly show how we are to love our neighbor and welcome the Stranger in our midst!!