GUATEMALA – The Diocesan Guatemala Commission has met its budget for the fiscal year ending 06/30/2013. An increase of 5 percent is included in the 2013-2014 budget due to inflation in Guatemala and all parishes who support the mission area asked to consider this increase. Please be as generous as you can with this in mind as you consider future donations.
Cash donations for May $1,060 and June $834. Food items donated for June 1043 pounds including 207 pounds from the Tri-Parish Garden.
FOOD: In June, ABVM sent $310 to BMAC Food Bank. St. Vincent needs: Boxed dinners, such as Hamburger Helper, Rice-A-Roni, Stove Top Stuffing, Pasta Roni, also, Baked Beans & Top Ramen. SVDP would like to thank all those who donated food items, as well as cash.
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FOOD –Blue Mountain Action Council received a check for the amount of $1060 from St. Pat’s. They thank everyone for that donation and they were able to get products form Feeding/America/Second Harvest: 80 cases of canned peas, Green beans, Cream and Whole Corn- 1,120 pounds, 20 cases of Macaroni and Cheese-260 pounds, 10 cases of Canned Tuna-200 pounds. Thank you again!
FOOD: Thank you, to the three parishes! A total of $1060 was sent to the food bank to purchase necessary food items.
FOOD: There is a specific request from Saint Vincent DePaul for box dinners such as Hamburger Helper, Rice-A-Roni, also baked and refried beans. What it does not need presently are canned vegetables. Clear plastic holders have been donated to hold the cash for food donation envelopes. Please help yourself and be a generous as possible.
We plan to discuss changes to our normal August School Supply Project. There are 249 unaccompanied youth in the district. Many are just one step away from being or are homeless. Please come and give input at our next meeting on Tuesday, June 18th at 7:00 pm at Assumption Parish Hall.
FOOD: The month of April was the lowest number of pounds of food (915) donated since we begin keeping track. You should be aware that the Farm Bill which contains money for the food stamp program now referred to as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will most likely provide less money then in prior years and that means hungry people will depend more on St. Vincent De Paul, Food Pantry and Salvation Army distribution centers for food. Please use the cash envelopes from the back of church or bring a food item every week.
Food: Please continue to support “Feed the Hungry, One Bag at a Time” by bringing a food item each week to church. We now have donation envelopes in the back of each church. This is a more efficient way to support food distribution in Walla Walla because your cash contribution buys exactly what is needed and, because of volume buying, is multiplied three to six times. Please use either method of support or both.