Non-Perishable Food Donations
In addition to our weekly deliveries described below here, volunteers are also needed to help with the following major food drives.
Food Drive List and move groceries… …
St. Francis Parish Food Drive. Food & groceries are needed for those who use the food pantries in our area. We need your help! Go Shopping! Learn more and help here below is the shopping list and the link to sign-up for delivery…here: November Food Drive, or, here: March/Lent Food Drive. Return the groceries to the truck and trailer in front of the gym.
Boy Scouts from our St. Francis Parish Troop 27 and the National Eagle Scout Association NESA Alumni of Michigan will also assist with this food drive. Volunteers Help Move or Deliver the grocery bags to the organizations: Hope Clinic; & Catholic Social Services at Northside Community Center. Sign-up to help here: November Food Drive, or, here: March/Lent Food Drive!
— baby formula, baby wipes, diapers, pull-ups (med. or large), toilet tissue, toothpaste/tooth-brushes, shampoo, dish soap, laundry detergent, bath gel or bar,
— cereal/oatmeal, instant potatoes, crackers, bisquick, boxed bread mix, tuna or Hamburger Helper, macaroni and cheese box mix, peanut butter (24 oz. or less), jam/jelly (in plastic jar), Ensure, canned vegetables (corn, beans, peas), soup (low sodium), rice, (16 oz white or brown), spaghetti, egg noodles, elbow macaroni, spaghetti sauce (canned or plastic jar), canned tuna, salmon, ham, chicken, or turkey (24 oz. or less), canned fruit (applesauce, peaches, pears), canned chili, ravioli, or beef stew, refried beans, canned jalapenos, canned pozole/hominy.
Boy Scouts from our St. Francis Parish Troop 27 and the National Eagle Scout Association NESA Alumni of Michigan will also assist with this food drive.
Volunteers Help Move or Deliver the grocery bags to the organizations: Hope Clinic; & Catholic Social Services at Northside Community Center. Sign-up to help here: November Food Drive, or, here: March/Lent Food Drive!
Donations of Funds for groceries are also welcome!
Donate online here: www.stfrancisa2.com/donations-almsgiving/
- February/March Food Drive, during Lent, for delivery to pantries in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. (The Shopping Lists)
- June Food Drive, for delivery to Detroit pantry program & Youth Programs organized by our Sister Parish, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Detroit. (The Shopping Lists)
- November Food Drive, delivered the Sunday, or two, before Thanksgiving. (The Shopping Lists on pages 8-12 here.) Shopping Lists for November and February. (printable all on one page, plus individual lists) (The Shopping Lists for Detroit in June are different. They are listed and printable on pages 8-12 here .) Please place in this bag a selection of grocery items from the list. Then return it to church during the weekend Masses THE NEXT WEEK. (At church, just take the Food to your seat.)
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: the Northside Community Center of Catholic Social Services in Ann Arbor (feeding over 500 Washtenaw families each month), 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 and during Mass place them 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.
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 (518 Harriet) (734-484-2989) & Northside Community Center Emergency Food Pantry, Ann Arbor (815 Taylor) (734-662-4462). Especially needed: canned soups, peanut butter and jam, or any lunch foods, canned tuna or salmon, protein bars, cereal, macaroni and cheese box mix, noodles, spaghetti sauce, spices like: oregano, garlic powder, etc.
Please check the expiration dates before you drop things off. Thank you!
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. See our schedule document here.
If you are interested in helping with leadership (Coordinator Position Description) or, for more information contact Scott Wright, Director of Parish Outreach Ministry Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-821-2121.