THE FOOD PANTRY REGULARLY SCHEDULED HOURS:
MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS
FROM 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
St. Mary Queen of Creation's mission statement states in part that "we are here to know, love, and serve God, and to make Jesus Christ known and visible." We make Jesus, Christ known and visible through our actions here in the St. Mary Food Pantry. The pantry was created to serve the needs of the hungry in our community without regard to race, creed or religious affiliation. Its work stems from Christ’s biblical mandate as expressed in Matthew 25, “I was hungry and you fed me…” “I tell you, whenever you did this for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did it for me.”
We provide canned goods, meats, fresh dairy, fruit, vegetables, breads and other baked goods. Clients can come once every 30 days.
We serve clients in the following cities and zip codes:
|New Baltimore - 48047||Chesterfield - 48047 and 48051||Ira Township - 48004 and 48023||Fair Haven - 48023|
|Lenox - 48048 and 48050||Casco - 48064||Clay - 48001 and 48028|
Where do the food donations come from? Parishioners, other area churches and organizations, school food drives, annual postal food workers drive, and the Macomb County Food bank. We also receive leftover food from Forgotten Harvest and a variety of local merchants such as Panera Bread, and KFC.
We are grateful to receive monetary donations from our parishioners as well as other churches, organizations and businesses in our local community.
What happens when we are in need of particular items? We purchase them at the most cost efficient locations we can find such as Gleaners food bank and local grocery stores. In addition, we purchase specific items for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter food baskets.