St. Joseph Food Shelf Board
Citizens of St. Joseph Community – the Community Food Shelf Board respectfully asks for your cooperation in replenishing the shelves. The shelves are literally empty. For any number of reasons, donations have diminished dramatically. The need for food items has not diminished in spite of news the economy is turning around.
There are obvious logistical reasons as to why we can not feed those starving halfway around the world in Iraq. Those poor and displaced tug at our hearts as we witness their suffering on television.
We nonetheless can mobilize as a community to help those experiencing hard times. While the needs of our neighbors may not approximate the life-threatening situations noted, they nonetheless pose a serious problem as well as an opportunity for the community to share their bounty.
Besides non-perishable food items (not expired), the food shelf needs: cash/checks; personal-care items;paper products; and cleaning products.
An Emergency Food Shelf Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 13. Donations can be dropped off at the food shelf. We are located just across the street from the St. Joseph Meat Market. Volunteers will be available to assist in collecting your much-needed donations. As a small expression of appreciation, you will be offered a donut and a beverage.
Those in our community who now find themselves in need are not our burden. Rather, they provide us the opportunity to live out in action those charitable precepts that define the measure of our character. Please consider making a donation. Thank you.