Our Parish based food pantry serves an average of 225 families each month. As a member of “The Food Pantries of the Capital District”, we follow the geographic boundaries put in place by this group. Please call to find out if your address is in our Food Pantry district.
We are open every Monday and Thursday 10:00 – 11:30 AM except holidays or days in which schools may be closed due to weather conditions.
Volunteers staff our pantry and assist regularly with deliveries, which we receive from the Regional Food Bank in Latham, New York twice a month. In addition to our Food Pantry, we are able to assist our families through our Thrift Store (please refer to our “Thrift Store” ) and/or refer our families to area agencies to address their specific needs. If you are aware of an area family that needs this assistance or if you would like to volunteer your services to make a difference in our community, please contact 518-482-3375.
Our Parish Thrift Store provides a place for families in the area to purchase at very reasonable prices articles of clothing, shoes, boots, coats, dishware, glassware sets, lamps, small furniture pieces, young children’s furniture, toys and much, much more. At this time we are not accepting stuffed animals, books, cassette or vhs tapes, computer, old styled televisions, bed pillows and items from assisted care, nursing or patient facilities.
The Thrift Store operates through the generosity of our parishioners and others who donate items. Our volunteers sort, organize, and prepare these items for our customers. It is open for shopping every Saturday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. There are many great buys available. Come and make a purchase at the best prices in town!
You can help the Parish and our community by volunteering to sort, organize and prepare the items, please contact the Parish Office 518-482-3375 for hours. We need donations of articles to sell. You may donate your items (all in good condition, of course) Tuesday and Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Please bring items to the Central Avenue entrance.
Visitation of Shut-Ins
This ministry includes bringing Holy Communion to those confined to their homes on a monthly basis, or more frequently if requested by a shut-in.
Our Parish Giving Tree Program (during Advent & Christmas)
This program provides our area families with children ages Newborn – 12 years with Christmas gifts. We rely solely upon the generosity of our Parishioners who purchase a specific gift for a specific child from taking an ornament off our “Giving Trees” located in our Church during the season of Advent. If you wish to be a part of this outreach effort, please call the parish office at 518-482-3375.
We also visit those residing in nursing homes and health care facilities.
If you would like to help with these visitations, especially Christmas and Easter visitations to nursing homes, please contact the office 518-482-3375.
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