Family Support Program at St. Paul and St. Francis
For several years Saint Paul the Apostle and Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Churches have helped the Food Pantry with a “Family Support Program.” Here is how it works: with the Pantry’s buying power through the Feeding America Program and our large food donation base we can supply a senior household at an annual cost of about $120 and a family at an annual cost of about $180. Parishioners from both churches make donations to “sponsor” a family or a senior household. Some donations cover part of the annual costs of a household; others cover the cost of multiple households for the year. We are thankful for all donations and greatly appreciate the help in answering Christ’s call to “Feed My Sheep.”
In 2017 results were amazing – parishioners at Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Paul the Apostle sponsored 180 families and 161 seniors! What a wonderful outpouring of Christian love and support for the less fortunate in Oconee County. THANK YOU!!!
The 2017 goal is to sponsor 120 families and 150 seniors. Perhaps your church or organization would like to start a similar sponsorship program. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can be made to Golden Corner Food Pantry, PO Box 456, Seneca, SC 29679.
Board Chair Steve Finger presents a Thank You plaque to Father Bill Hearne and parishioner Jerry Slavik.