Parishes of St. Anthony, Sacred Heart & St. Mary’s - Shumway Thanksgiving Food Drive

Posted on November 16, 2016

The Effingham Area Catholic Youth Group spoke at weekend masses on October 29 and 30 asking parishioners to take a plastic bag donated by Walmart and Martin’s IGA home, return it at the following weekend masses with canned goods or paper products for the Catholic Charities Thanksgiving Drive.  During their talks they asked the parishioners while shopping for their Thanksgiving Holiday meal to buy 2 of everything not for the needy, the homeless or the unemployed … but for Jesus. 

On Sunday evening of November 6 the Youth Group delivered the collected food to Catholic Charities, assisted in organizing and stocking pantry shelves, as well as bagging food for distribution on Food Pantry Days.

Catholic Charities wishes to thank the Parishes and the Youth Group for their generous donation and giving of their time and talent.