The Church of St. Timothy

Gathering in Faith, Giving Thanks, Serving the Least among Us

Social Justice Ministry: Addressing Food Insecurity

Dear Parishioners,

As we enter our seventh month of the pandemic, food insecurity in our local community remains very prevalent. As many local individuals and families struggle to make ends meet, the Church of St. Timothy is committed to helping “Feed the Hungry.” Please help do that.

The Social Justice Ministry has several suggestions on how you may help:

  • Bring Donations to our church.  shop for non-perishable food items (see suggested list of items below) and drop off in the vestibule “Feed the Hungry” baskets.
  • Host A Food Drive – consider hosting a neighborhood food drive and bring the items to our church or deliver to the West Hartford Food Pantry. These drives have been very successful recently, a 2-week duration seems to be a good timeframe to run such food drives.

Suggested Items:
• Canned beans
• Crackers
• Canned chicken/spam
• Pasta
• spaghetti sauce
• Rice
• Nuts
• Applesauce
• Canned fish
• Cooking oil
• Granola bars
• Instant mashed potatoes
• Peanut butter
• Soup
• Cereal

Nonfood items:
• Detergent
• Soap products

  •  Make Sandwiches: St Timothy and St Thomas Parishes are working together on the 3rd Tuesday of every Month to provide sandwiches to Shelters in Hartford. Prepared sandwiches are brought to St Timothy’s church between 9 AM and 12 Noon and placed in coolers in the church vestibule. Sandwiches are “very simple” consisting of meat, cheese and bread, with no condiments. Our next Shelter Sandwich day is THIS Tuesday, September 15th. We invite you to participate. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Barbara Carpenter at barbaracarpenter@mac.com .

Shelters’ Needs: People are people and basic needs are the same: Toothpaste soap, deodorant, socks, underwear (basics are basics) are always a need in the shelters. If you have some basics to share, we will gladly deliver them to the shelters.

We welcome all other ideas.  If you have a suggestion, please contact Maureen Brouillard, Chair of the Social Justice Ministry, at mmbrouillard1@gmail.com.

Thank you,
Social Justice Ministry