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Loaves and Fishes

We respond to the Gospel call to feed the hungry...

 

“The poor are not just people to whom we can give something.  They have much to offer us and to teach us...They show us that people's value is not measured by their possessions or how much money they have in the bank.  A poor person, a person lacking material possessions, always maintains his or her dignity.  The poor can teach us much about humility and trust in God.”
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FALL COAT DRIVE

Saint Anne’s Parish is having our annual winter clothing drive.  Thank you to all who offer their support!  Cold days are almost here.  If you haven't had a chance to look in your closets, please check this week to see if you can help.

NEEDED:         New or gently used clean coats, jackets, and sweaters for men, women and children. (Please be sure it is in a condition that you yourself would wear.)  New hats, new gloves and scarves are also needed.  Please bag all donations and label as: men, women or children.  We are unable to accept other clothing items during this period.

WHERE:          Donations may be delivered to the Loaves & Fishes closets in the left rear of the          church, open 7:00AM-2:30PM.

WHEN:              Now through the end of October

 SPONSOR A FAMILY FOR THANKSGIVING

Our “Sponsor a Family” Program is in coordination with Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish Outreach Center in Wyandanch and St. Martha’s Parish Outreach in Uniondale.  This year, Saint Anne’s is committed to providing Thanksgiving Dinners for over 300 families in need and we need your help!!!!! 

Sponsoring a family is easy!  No cooking is required, and we provide you with a food list and simple instructions.  Sponsors are welcome, but not required, to drive to the outreach centers; all food can be delivered to the Saint Anne’s Church parking lot on Saturday morning, November 18th.  

To: “Sponsor a Family” in Wyandanch, please call the Parish Office at 352-5904. 

To:  “Sponsor a Family” in Uniondale, contact Barbara Tranfaglia @741-0629 or LoavesandfishesSTA@gmail.com

Please include your name, address, phone number and if you prefer either Wyandanch or Uniondale.

THANKSGIVING DELIVERY DAY is on the morning of Saturday, November 18th

Calling all 7th and 8th graders and High School Students - volunteers are needed on delivery days both in the parking lot and at the outreach centers in Uniondale and Wyandanch.  This is a great way to fulfill service hours for Confirmation, National Honor Society, and school requirements!  Please contact Tricia Paskewitz at tpask@hotmail.com if you can assist.

MONETARY DONATIONS – If you are unable to do the shopping but would like to offer support, you may send a check payable to St. Anne’s Church, with the notation: “Thanksgiving Sponsor a Family” to: Saint Anne’s Church,   35 Dartmouth Street, Garden City, New York 11530.  Attention: Parish Social Ministry

CHRISTMAS - Saint Anne’s has committed to sponsoring these same families for Christmas as well.  In the case of the families from Wyandanch, we have also promised to provide gifts for each family member.  Many parishioners choose to sponsor the same family for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, and paperwork for both holidays can be provided at the same time for your shopping convenience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the Loaves & Fishes Ministry...

As people of faith, we are called to help those who are in need. We hope that everyone in Saint Anne’s Parish wants to have a part in this mission. Our primary objective is to help bring food to those who are unable to provide for their families. Each parishioner can be part of this mission by bringing food items to the LOAVES & FISHES CLOSETS located on the left of the main church entrance at the top of the stairs. The food items are taken to local parish outreach centers such as Saint Martha’s in Uniondale, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary in Roosevelt, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Wyandanch and Saint Mary of the Isle in Long Beach, who then manage the process of getting food to those who need it. Our food collection continues every week throughout the year. With a significant number of people out of work due the current economic crisis, the importance of helping others has never been greater.

In addition to the weekly food drive, the Loaves & Fishes Ministry has other monthly projects including collecting winter coats, Thanksgiving & Christmas family dinners for about 300 families, and other seasonal efforts to help those in need. Each of these efforts is announced in the bulletin and on this page (please scroll down). For these efforts we need volunteers to take calls, to manage the collection process and volunteers to drive. We like to have a number of volunteers so that no one person is asked to commit more time than they are able. Please contact Linda Leone at 352-5904 or lindaleone@stannesgc.org for more information or to lend a hand.

Weekly Food Drive

Parishioners are openly invited to bring items of food to Saint Anne’s Church and deposit them in the Loaves and Fishes closets, located on the left side of the Church lobby.  Thanks to the generosity of our many food donors, we are able to deliver substantial amounts of food to various parish outreach centers which directly serve people who are poor and in need. Regular deliveries are made to Saint Martha’s in Uniondale, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary in Roosevelt, St. Mary of the Isle in Long Beach and Our Holy Redeemer in Freeport. 

To view pictures from recent delivery dates, please click here.

Please place all food items in the Loaves and Fishes closets in the lobby of the Church.  On weekdays, the Church doors are open every day from 7:00AM - 2:30PM.  

At this time, the items most needed include:

Soup Cereal Tuna Fish
Pasta & Sauce Powdered Milk Rice
Red & Black Beans Baby Diapers (large sizes) Peanut Butter
Macaroni & Cheese Canned Vegetables Canned Fruit