Food Drives

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Non-Perishable Food Donations

Every week of the year, all year long, members of St. Francis Parish bring non-perishable food items to Mass that are delivered by volunteers to local pantries. Volunteer delivery this food to the Northside Community Center of Catholic Social Services in Ann Arbor and Hope Center in Ypsilanti feeding over 50 families a week.   Please help!  

Groceries are needed.  Please bring non-perishable food to Mass this weekend. Parishioners donate non-perishable Food Items each week during Mass in the basket at the front of our St. Francis' altar.  

Also, you may drop off food items any time right into the wooden box near the drinking fountain at the church main entrance.  The hours that the Church doors are actually open for drop-off... - Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm;  - Saturday around 9am - 6pm;  - Sunday 6am - 6pm (except during summer at 2pm).
 
Either place you choose, more groceries are needed each week for our low-income neighbors who rely on our weekly food deliveries from St. Francis to the pantries at:  Hope Center, Ypsilanti & Northside Emergency Food Pantry, Ann Arbor.  Especially needed: canned soups, peanut butter and jam, or any lunch foods. Please check the expiration dates before you drop things off. 
 
Also, donations may be made to our St. Vincent de Paul of St. Francis Parish, which helps the pantries feed those in need.    If you can help, please make your check payable to “St. Francis Parish”, with “St. Vincent de Paul” on the memo line.    When did I See You Hungry?  Please help!   Groceries are needed.


 

Help Deliver Food
Volunteers are needed for pick-up and delivery or as a substitute. It just requires a car and about an hour of time on a Monday or a Tuesday once a month. 

Volunteers are also needed to help with the following food drives.

February/March Food Drive, during Lent, for delivery to pantries in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Sign-up to help in February/March

June Food Drive, for delivery to Detroit or Flint pantry program. Sign-up to help in June

November Food Drive, delivered the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Sign-up to help in November

Please sign up to volunteer.  If you are interested in helping with leadership (Coordinator Position Description)  or, for more information contact Scott Wright, Director of Parish Service + Justice Ministry Office, at swright [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org or 734-821-2121.


Shopping Lists for November and February. (printable all on one page) (all pages) (The list for Detroit in June is different, it is posted after this list, below.)

LIST #1:
Please place in this bag a selection of grocery items from the list below.  Then return it to church during the weekend Masses NEXT WEEK.   (At church, just take the Food to your seat.)
    * Cold Cereal or Oatmeal
    * Soup - Cream of Mushroom, Chicken Noodle
    * Canned Vegetables - Corn, Peas, Green Beans, (low salt)
    * Tuna + Tuna Helper
    * Rice
    * diabetic-friendly items

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LIST #2:
Please place in this bag a selection of grocery items from the list below.  Then return it to church during the weekend Masses NEXT WEEK.   (At church, just take the Food to your seat.)
    * Canned Beef Stew
    * Canned Salmon
    * Peanut Butter  (in plastic jar)
    * Jam or Grape Jelly (in plastic jar)
    * Bag of Apples or Oranges

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LIST #3:
Please place in this bag a selection of grocery items from the list below.  Then return it to church during the weekend Masses NEXT WEEK.   (At church, just take the Food to your seat.)
    * Canned Chili
    * Spaghetti Noodles
    * Spaghetti Sauce (in plastic jar)
    * Canned  Fruit - Applesauce, Peaches, Pears
    * Canned Ravioli
    * diabetic-friendly items

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LIST #4:
Please place in this bag a selection of grocery items from the list below.  Then return it to church during the weekend Masses NEXT WEEK.  (At church, just take the Food to your seat.)
    * Cereal or Oatmeal
    * Canned Meat (ham or chicken)
    * Instant Potatoes
    * Canned  Fruit - Applesauce, Peaches, Pears
    * Chicken Noodle Soup or Cream of Mushroom
    * Crackers

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LIST #5:
Please place in this bag a selection of grocery items from the list below.  Then return it to church during the weekend Masses NEXT WEEK.   (At church, just take the Food to your seat.)
    * 5lb Bag of Potatoes
    * Canned Tuna
    * Tuna Helper
    * Hamburger Helper
    * Corn  Muffin Mix
    * diabetic-friendly items

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LIST #6:
Please place in this bag a selection of grocery items from the list below.  Then return it to church during the weekend Masses NEXT WEEK.   (At church, just take the Food to your seat.)
    * Diapers, size 4, 5, or 6
    * Pull-ups, size Medium or Large
    * Toilet Paper
    * Tooth Paste
    * Shampoo

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LIST #7:
Please place in this bag a selection of grocery items from the list below.  Then return it to church during the weekend Masses NEXT WEEK.   (At church, just take the Food to your seat.)
    * Stuffing
    * Cranberry Sauce
    * Boxed Potatoes       
    * Canned Gravy
    * Canned green beans/corn
    * Canned pumpkin pie filling
    * Pre-made pie crust (for pumpkin pie)
    * Canned Yams

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LIST #8:
Please place in this bag a selection of grocery items from the list below.  Then return it to church during the weekend Masses NEXT WEEK.  (At church, just take the Food to your seat.)

Personal care items:   Soap - liquid or bar, laundry detergent, dish liquid, lotion, toothpaste/brushes, adult & children vitamins, napkins, paper towels, toilet paper.
Dry milk, Mac & Cheese, Juice (all types, kid size and lg.), Chili w/or w/o beans, mixed vegs, canned tomatoes, egg noodles, vegetable soup-low salt, rice, cranberry sauce.   (Like MILK - cans of Ensure or similar nutritional beverages for the elderly).
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St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish, Ann Arbor    
Food Drive for Kids in DETROIT
Corpus Christi Catholic Parish, Detroit, our Twin-Sister-Parish Youth Camp:
·  75% of Kids Cannot Afford Meals.           ·  1600 Meals are Served at Programs.
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LIST #1  
Please place in this bag a selection of grocery items from the list below.   Then return it to church during the weekend Masses NEXT WEEK.   (At Church, just Take the Food to your Seat.)
Fruit (in light syrup, natural juices or no sugar added)
Peaches.    Pears.  
Mandarin oranges.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Frosted Mini Wheats
Nutrigrain/Special K breakfast bars
 
LIST #2
Please place in this bag a selection of grocery items from the list below.   Then return it to church during the weekend Masses NEXT WEEK.   (At Church, just Take the Food to your Seat.)
Cheerios (honey nut & apple cinnamon)
Frosted Flakes
Fruit (in light syrup, natural juices or no sugar added)
Pineapples.       Apple sauce.
Raisins.      Craisins.
Granola Bars
 
LIST #3
Please place in this bag a selection of grocery items from the list below.   Then return it to church during the weekend Masses NEXT WEEK.   (At Church, just Take the Food to your Seat.)
Fruit Juice Drink Boxes
Gatorade
Peanut Butter (low sodium) 
Graham Crackers
Animal Crackers
Wheat Thins snack crackers
 
LIST #4
Please place in this bag a selection of grocery items from the list below.   Then return it to church during the weekend Masses NEXT WEEK.   (At Church, just Take the Food to your Seat.)
(Metal or Plastic Containers Preferred)
Salad Dressing: Light Ranch and/or Light Italian and/or Light Catalina 
Pickles.      Light Miracle whip.
Ketchup.     Mustard.     Barbeque sauce ( Kraft / Open Pit )
Vegetarian Baked Beans
Chicken Broth (Low sodium)
 
LIST #5
Please place in this bag a selection of grocery items from the list below.   Then return it to church during the weekend Masses NEXT WEEK.   (At Church, just Take the Food to your Seat.)
Whole wheat spaghetti noodles
Elbow macaroni noodles
Boil n bag rice
Traditional pasta sauce
Diced Canned tomatoes
Tomato paste
 
LIST #6
Please place in this bag a selection of grocery items from the list below.   Then return it to church during the weekend Masses NEXT WEEK.   (At Church, just Take the Food to your Seat.)
Taco Shells
Tortilla chips
Soft Tortilla shells (not refrigerated)
Taco Sauce (mild)
Salsa (mild)
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Food Drive Thank You Articles are posted on our blog at:  http://service4justice.blogspot.com/2014/11/food-drive-thank-yous.html