St. John’s Food Basket Ministry
The St. John’s Food Basket Ministry invites YOU to join our ministry, which helps feed the needy.
“…for I was hungry and you gave Me food…” (Matthew 25:35).
Founded August 2001, we take our name from the miracle of five loaves and two fish, when Christ fed more than five thousand, with twelve basketsful left over.
St. John’s Food Basket exists to serve those in our parish and local community who find themselves in need of food. We collect non-perishable food as well as money donations. Our focus is to provide food throughout the year to those in need within our parish as well as provide quarterly donations to The Boynton Beach Soup Kitchen. In addition, we assemble Thanksgiving Boxes in November. We have partnered with The Boynton Beach Soup Kitchen to provide for the poor and hungry of our local community. The Boynton Beach Soup Kitchen is a community-based 501(c)(3) organization that was formed in 1983 and relies entirely on private donations and volunteers. http://thesoupkitchen.org/
Ways to Participate
- Join our meetings. They are held at 6:45 PM on alternating Mondays during Sept, Oct, Nov.
- Poor boxes are located at the front entrance of the church. Money collected benefits this ministry. Checks made out to St. John the Evangelist Church Food Basket may be dropped off or mailed to the church office.
- A collection box is located at the front entrance of the church for non-perishable food.
Our Thanksgiving Food Boxes consist of:
|Beans (bag or can)
|Jelly (no glass)
|Pasta Sauce (can)
|Cereal (no larger 15oz)
|Mac & Cheese
|Mashed Potato (box or bag)
|Protein (can; such as chicken, turkey, salmon, tuna)
|Gravy (no glass)
In addition to the above items, we purchase Pasta and Cookies just prior to assembly and we add donated left-over Halloween candy that we bag in ziplock sandwich bags. We also have a Miscellaneous category that allows us to give approximately 20 items per box.
Please NOTE: We are unable to accept fresh or frozen food, clothing or toys.
FYI: 1 in 5 children in the State of Florida struggled with hunger in 2019. Thank you for your generosity, help, prayers, and time. We are helping to make a difference in our community.
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