Every month, Catholic Charities relies on members of a local parish to assist them with operating the Food Shelf. February is the month for St. Anthony parishioners to volunteer at the Catholic Charities Food Shelf. In recent years, we have been challenged to recruit enough volunteers to help. Many regular volunteers have retired after years of service, and new or younger volunteers have been slow to step up. As the number of people needing to use the food shelf has increased, the number of people willing and available to assist has decreased. Please consider devoting a few hours during February to assist at the food shelf.
Volunteers receive onsite training so they can assist clients using the food shelf. It is not difficult, and it allows you to provide a very real, necessary and meaningful service to others.
Please call the Parish Office at 251-5966 to sign up for the following times:
Monday: 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 11:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 2:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 12:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m., 3:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
Friday: 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The most difficult step to take is often the first step. After giving it a try, most people find it to be a very fulfilling experience and are happy to return to volunteer year after year. Understandably, many of us are busy, or we think someone else is better equipped to help. The truth is, we are all called to work together to create something good for all of us. Please consider giving this a try. Remember, many hands make light work.