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Many of us will be away during the upcoming summer weeks, enjoying time with family and friends. However, those who are struggling to feed their families, continue to need our help.

Summer breaks give our food pantry ministry a number of challenges.

Because many who bring food donations every Sunday to restock our pantry shelves are away at various times during the summer, the shelves can become empty very quickly.

Here are some suggestions of how you can help:

1) If you plan to away on Sunday, consider bringing an extra item of non-perishable food before you leave. Ideas are protein items, like pasta, pasta sauce, boxed macaroni and cheese, canned tuna, fruit or vegetables and healthy cereals.

2) Even if you are not away, consider adding an extra item to your usual donation to make up for the summer shortfall.

3) Do you have 2 hours/month to volunteer in the pantry? Could that possibly be a calling for you? There are lots of opportunities Monday - Thursday each week. Many of our dedicated volunteers will be taking vacation time in the next few months, as well.

We will continue to assist families from Carver and Greenfield during the summer, and plans are being developed to help children in need that are in the Chesterfield County Summer School program at Midlothian Middle School this year.

Added to that are families in our own community who are in need of help with food. As always, on behalf of all the families we continue to serve, a heartfelt thank you for your continuing support of the Food Pantry here at St. Matthias. We couldn’t do what we do without your help......and the faithfulness of many wonderful volunteers.

If you are interested in being involved with the Food Pantry ministry, please contact:

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