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St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at 834 South Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka, FL 32703-6560 US - St Francis Food Pantry

St Francis Food Pantry

Food Pantry at St. Francis
Mission Statement 

The Food Pantry at St. Francis of Assisi a non-profit organization reaches out to families in need in the Apopka area by providing food and other services as deemed necessary. Our ministry works with food banks, local organizations and churches to ensure that all families whether in Apopka or outlying areas receive food and services they need. We rely on the generosity of our Parishioners and community to help us in fulfilling these needs.

 The Pantry: Busier Than Ever
 
 
The Pantry at St. Francis is grateful to the parishioners for the fact that it is able to meet many of the needs of its clients (We call the clients visitors.) even when the requests are becoming more grave.
 
During the month of August, pantry volunteers disbursed 1,464 bags of food, a total of 9,203 pounds. 501 families visited the pantry in August. That’s 895 adults and 617 children, a total of 1,512 visitors who received food.
 
Our first priority remains food, and our strong working relationship with Second Harvest Food Bank has resulted in supplements of free food, all of which goes directly to the visitors.
 
In addition, 100 people received help with school clothes, and as noted in the bulletin, school supplies were given to area schools to disburse to needy students.
 
When funds were available, emergency help was given for temporary housing, medicines, transportation, utilities, and miscellaneous items.
 
Much credit must be given to the volunteers, some of whom are at the pantry from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on a Friday when well over 200 families file through and get food for the weekend; and others who put in additional hours during the week meeting clients and working at the office.
 
Of growing concern is the number of people who are finding it necessary to ask for help when they have never before been in such a position…people laid off after working for the same company for over 20 years…grandparents living on retirement having to take in young families unable to make it in the current job market…elderly people losing the home they’ve lived in for 40 years…and the list goes on.
 
Through it, our budget committee meets regularly and sets priorities in order to be good stewards of the funds we receive. It is, however, difficult to accept the fact that we must say “no” after listening to some requests that we are unable to fulfill.  
 
….Donna Jenks

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