As we enter our third month of the pandemic, food insecurity in our local community is more prevalent than ever. As many local individuals and families in our community struggle to make ends meet, the Church of St. Timothy is committed to helping feed our neighbors in need. However, to do this we must have your help. Our weekly food donations (which are brought to the West Hartford Food Pantry) have greatly decreased since our in-person Masses have been suspended.
The Social Justice Ministry has several suggestions on how you may help at this critical time:
- No-Contact Drop Off– shop for non-perishable food items (canned goods and boxes – see most needed items by following the link below) and drop off safely in the back of the church lobby in the vestibule. Donations can be left in the “Feed the Hungry” baskets.
- Contact Carolyn Malon, Social Justice Ministry Member – Carolyn would be happy to pick up your food donations. She can be reached at (860) 604-3483.
- Purchase a Big Y or Stop & Shop Gift Card– in any amount and bring it to the Rectory (use the drop off box which is located right outside the office door when the office is closed) or mail it to the Rectory at 1116 North Main Street, attention: “Social Justice Ministry”.
- Host A Food Drive – consider hosting a neighborhood food drive and donate items directly to the West Hartford Food Pantry. Most needed items can be found here: https://www.westhartfordct.gov/gov/departments/social_services/food_pantry_support.asp
We welcome all other ideas. If you have a suggestion, please contact Maureen Brouillard, Chair of the Social Justice Ministry, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Justice Ministry