Thanks to the volunteers who are serving lunch to the homeless this Sunday at Riverside Park and Naftzger Park. Naftzger Park will be closing on 5/21 for a total reconstruction of that block, so our lunch this weekend will be the last-ever homeless luncheon at this location. Blessed Sacrament (SVdP, JrSVdP, CYO and Altar Society) has probably served lunch a total of 30 times. Thanks to all the volunteers and benefactors! And thanks very much to Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers (Maple and Ridge location) for donating over 200 hot dogs, buns, and condiments for the meal this weekend!
Here is a thank you note from Gina Adams, who coordinated the Mother’s Day Gift Bag project again this year. “Hello! I just wanted to send a word of thanks to all of you for participating in the Mother's Day gift bags. We delivered nine directly to clients’ homes and three of the women cried when we handed them the bag. Many of you have supported this endeavor since the beginning and do not get to see first-hand the impact you have when you purchase shampoo, nail files, cotton balls, etc... The personal note that many of you take the time to include offers encouragement to women who really need it. We also took 13 bags to the women living at St. Anthony Family Shelter and 16 to the Interfaith Family Inn. The remaining few we gave to a couple of women outside of the Lord's Diner who were also extremely grateful. Thank you again for your help in making this project a reality. “
God's Food Pantry will be closing for about a year and a half, while Holy Savior Parish begins the construction of their new Parish home. In the meantime, we will continue encouraging food donations, which will be taken to Our Daily Bread food pantry. It is located across from the low income neighborhood of Planeview. Blessed Sacrament has supported God's Food Pantry for about 25 years and we plan to support them again when they reopen.
This month’s Weekend Kid’s Food Program is fruit cups.