Our St. John’s Food Bank was established in 2002 so that we could feed the poorest of the poor in our community without turning anyone away. It all began in a space the size of a closet and because of your support and generosity, our good works of feeding the hungry were able to expand to several larger locations as time went on.
We have recently been informed that Catholic Charities who has been supplying us with 200+ Turkeys for our Thanksgiving Dinners; will not be able to accommodate us this year. Consequently, we are asking for turkey donations from our parishioners. We will need around 55 turkeys to put in our large and extra-large boxes. Turkeys may be brought to the church and we will store them in freezers and move them to the food bank freezers. The food bank will try to obtain some sort of items such as small hams and hens for the smaller boxes. Cash donations will be used to purchase these items. We are currently serving over 250 families a box of food weekly. Many of these families include laborers that have experienced work shortages due to cold and other weather issues at this time of year.
On the positive side our St. John’s School has once again stepped up to collect holiday fixings for our Clients. They will be collecting these in time to use for our Thanksgiving boxes. This includes such items as stuffing mix, yams, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravies, etc.
At this time we are beginning to start rolling scrolls and ornaments so that we can provide gifts for children, seniors, and those with mental and physical disabilities of our food bank families. Around Thanksgiving we will be putting up our Jesse Tree and set up our Baskets of Scrolls for parishioners to take and purchase a gift neatly wrapped for a special person of our food bank families. The week after Thanksgiving we will be setting up our Gift Center in the Southwest Annex and begin wrapping and categorizing gifts. This is a great opportunity to work with and meet other members of our parish and to get a warm dose of the Christmas Season.
804 S. Lincoln Street Longmont, CO 80501
Hours of Operation
Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays
10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.