In December 2004, the Saint Gelasius Food Pantry in the Woodlawn area of Chicago merged with the food pantry at Saint Columbanus. What started as a ministry to 50 households per week has expanded to a comprehensive program providing food, clothes and social service for over 600 at-risk families in the Park Manor neighborhood on the south side of Chicago.
The Sharing Board holds food drives two times a year to directly support the food pantry. These are held around Thanksgiving and Easter. We always need volunteers to help with these drives.
WE also help pack and distribute food on the 4th Wednesday of every month at the pantry. If you are interested in learning more, go to the food pantry website: www.stcolumbanuschicago.org/foodpantry.html or contact Carol Rolfs firstname.lastname@example.org.
“MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO THOSE IN NEED”
Parish Food Drive:
Many, many thanks to all the generous parishioners who gave food, gift cards and money to St. Columbanus! Father Matt, Preston and their volunteers from St. Columbanus were so thankful to all at St. Anne for their generosity. Truly all that is given is a special treat to the clients that they serve! Many THANKS to all our dedicated St. Anne parishioner volunteers: Madison Wrzos, Olivia and Kaitlin Power and Karen Walsh, The McPharlin’s (Jonathan and Christian) and their box packing expertise and Mike Kurowski and Bob Sobolewski for driving the truck down and dropping off all the donations!!