St. Vincent de Paul Society appreciative of generous community donations

Grand Knight Fred Horvath (L) and Brother Doug Penn, who doubles as the president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society Pantry, operating out of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, are pictured here in front of the supplies collected by the parishioners and school children. People have been donating pantry items or cash over the Lenten period, participating in the ‘40 cans of Lent’ initiative, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Last Thursday, the tally was 2596 pounds of food, 200 more than last year. They also had $1050 in cash donations, both of which will go a long way to providing some level of food security for families in need. With some donations expected to have come in over the Easter weekend, the final totals will be available in the next few days. The Society will go through the food donations and stock up their shelves in the parish hall, to provide the necessities over the next several months. Both Horvath and Penn concur on the largesse of the community. Horvath states, “We’re always amazed and impressed by the generosity of the community and the school children.”

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