September 19, 2014

SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Parish opens new food pantry

Bishop Christoper J. Coyne blesses the new food pantry building at SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Church in Greenwood in this Sept. 7 photo. Assisting him are SS. Francis and Clare associate pastor Father David Marcotte, left, Deacon Steven Hodges, Deacon Ronald Pirau, altar server Christina Sluka and SS. Francis and Clare pastor Father Vincent Lampert. (Photo submitted by SSFC Media Group)

Bishop Christoper J. Coyne blesses the new food pantry building at SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Church in Greenwood in this Sept. 7 photo. Assisting him are SS. Francis and Clare associate pastor Father David Marcotte, left, Deacon Steven Hodges, Deacon Ronald Pirau, altar server Christina Sluka and SS. Francis and Clare pastor Father Vincent Lampert. (Photo submitted by SSFC Media Group)

Greenwood—Bishop Christopher J. Coyne blessed the new Harvest Food Pantry at SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Parish in Greenwood on Sept. 7.

In response to Pope Francis’ 2014 Lenten message, “We are called to hear the cry of the poor,” Father Vincent Lampert, the parish’s pastor, and the parish’s Outreach Ministry chose to raise funds to open a new, stand-alone food pantry in order to better serve the needs of the hungry in Johnson County.

Staffed by volunteers from the parish, Harvest Food Pantry originally opened in 2012.

The pantry is open from 9 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Currently, the Harvest Food Pantry provides food items to more than 100 families monthly. †

 

 

 

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