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Food Drives

Mount Holly Soup Kitchen

Saint Joan of Arc provides regular food assistance to Mount Holly Soup Kitchen. Volunteers are needed to occasionally make desserts, casseroles or sandwiches for St. Joan’s weekly donations. Donations are to be dropped off in Pedata Hall kitchen before 8 a.m. Monday morning of the assigned weekend. Although a donation schedule is maintained, it is flexible to accomodate anyone’s ‘budget’; volunteers’ assistance can be as limited or as abundant as their own resources will allow. Other opportunities to assist include drivers to transport the food on Monday mornings and a caller to remind volunteers when they are scheduled.

Ministry Coordinator:

Fred and Eileen Schank
856-983-9099
mthollysoupkitchen@stjoans.org


March Against Hunger

An annual non-perishable food, toiletries and paper products collection taking two weekends in March, with all donations going to Catholic Charities of Burlington County. Teen volunteers are needed to take donations from the church foyers to the rectory garage. Service hours will be given. Please call in advance if interested.

Ministry Coordinator:

Sharon Binder
856-809-1793
marchagainsthunger@stjoans.org

 


Easter Food Drive

Children’s Easter baskets, canned hams, frozen turkeys and food gift cards are collected for those in need on Palm Sunday Weekend. Proceeds benefit local families and the Mt. Carmel Guild in Trenton. Volunteers of any age needed on Palm Sunday to accept donations as well as load the delivery truck after the start of noon Mass.

Karen Stroker
609-760-7781
easterfooddrive@stjoans.org


Paper Turkey Drive

The theme for this collection, which generally occurs two weekends prior to Thanksgiving, is the purchase of a “paper” turkey. Recommended donation is $15, but any amount in cash or check is accepted. Proceeds from this collection are used to purchase turkeys wholesale to supplement those collected during the Thanksgiving Food Drive. Turkeys are delivered directly to Mount Carmel Guild and depending on their capacity, others are delivered to the Food Bank of South Jersey.

Tony and Mary Zagarella
609-504-3062
helpinghands@stjoans.org


Thanksgiving Food Drive

An annual food collection which usually takes place the weekend prior to Thanksgiving. All non-perishable food is accepted after each of the Masses during that weekend, while frozen turkeys are accepted after the Sunday Masses. Food certificates and cash donations are also accepted. All donations are given to Mount Carmel Guild, with some collections provided to local families in need. Assistance is needed during Sunday morning to accept and sort donations, as well as to load the truck after the start of Noon Mass.

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Tony and Mary Zagarella
609-504-3062
helpinghands@stjoans.org


Advent Food Drive

An annual non-perishable food, toiletries and paper products collection taking two weekends during Advent, with all donations going to Catholic Charities of Burlington County. Teen volunteers are needed to take donations from the church foyers to the rectory garage. Service hours will be given. Please call in advance if interested.

Sharon Binder
856-809-1793
adventfooddrive@stjoans.org