Food Pantry

Written by Holy Innocents Staff on Aug 07, 2008

Food Pantry and Clothing Closet

Holy Innocents Church in Duvall seeks to fulfill its mission of service to all in need who come to seek aid. The existing outreach center receives donations from parishioners and other community members.

If you would like to make a monetary contribution to the Food Pantry, please click here to reach our donation page.

The Holy Innocents Outreach Centers includes:

  • The Food Pantry with cupboards stocked with canned goods and toiletries (soaps, personal hygiene items, disposable diapers, etc.) We also have two refrigerator/ freezers that are stocked with fresh and frozen items. Anyone who comes to the church asking for help is invited to fill two grocery bags full of any items they wish. All that is required is that they fill out a simple form so we can track how many are served. They may come to the Pantry once a week. No one is discriminated against for any reason.
    • We currently have a group of 35 volunteers who keep the pantry open twice a week.
    • In 2009, 400 households were given food at the Pantry (representing 1213 individuals), and 5,500 bags of groceries were given out.
    • Food and non-food items to stock the pantry are given by parishioners. We also receive “day old” items from local groceries provided to us by volunteer ‘gleaners’.
    • In addition, money donated by parishioners is used to by needed items for the pantry. Volunteers do the purchasing.

The Food Pantry is open Wednesdays 10 to 11:45 am and 3 to 4:45 pm.

Suggested donations for the pantry:

Food

Canned Fruit, Canned Tomato sauce, Canned Chicken, Tuna, Meat, Chili, Canned meals, Chunky soup, Pasta Sauce, Cereal, Peanut Butter, Jam or Jelly, Salad Dressing, Catsup, Mustard, Sugar, Coffee

Non-food items

Toilet Paper, Shampoo, Deodorant, Toothpaste, Tooth brushes, Shaving Cream, Razors, Ziplock Bags, Dish Detergent,  Laundry Detergent, Household cleaners

Clothing Closet

Holy Innocent Church in Duvall seeks to fulfill its mission of service to all in need who come to seek aid. The existing outreach center receives donations from parishioners and other community members.

The Holy Innocents Outreach Centers includes:

  • The Clothing Closet from which individuals are invited to take clothing, shoes, and small household items (dishes, mattresses, small toys).
    • In 2007, 253 bags of clothing were given out for no charge. In addition, 5 computer systems we given to families in need. We gave 25 new blankets out.

Parishioners and people in the community donate the items for the Clothing Closet. We accept only clean, “gently used”, clothing, shoes, and small household items. Occasionally we receive new items such as jackets and blankets. They are sorted and arranged by volunteers. There is no cost for the clothing. If any items remain for several months, they are donated to the St. Vincent de Paul store in Carnation.

The Clothing Closet is open at the same time as the Food Pantry:
Wednesdays 10 am to 11:45 am and Wednesdays 3 to 4:45 pm.

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