The United States has made significant progress against hunger and poverty over the past 50 years. But too many people, including people in Wisconsin, are being left behind. Did you know that 1 in 11 households struggle to put food on the table? Families in our school district of Howard-Suamico are part of the ratio. So, members at St. John the Parish in Howard are proposing a new way to help.
The Social Concerns Committee at St. John the Baptist Parish, along with dedicated parishioners, are donating the first Little Free Pantry.
The Little Free Pantry is one way for neighbors to help neighbors who are in need of items such as food or hygiene products. The motto is, “Take what you need. Leave what you can”. This Little Free Pantry belongs to all of us, so we all need to take care of it. The Pantry is located across from the main church doors and east of the Prayer Garden.
You can leave your items in the pantry. If you see something that you need, please take it. If the pantry needs a bit tidying up, take a moment to help. If there isn’t room in the pantry for your donation, please leave on the parish office porch marked, “Little Free Pantry”.
In Matthew 22:39, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus calls us to take care of each other.