Food Collection

For the poor and other needs, food is collected whenever anyone leaves nonperishable food items in the collection box at one side of the altar (Collected by: sacristan Andres Batista); monthly church collection for the poor with funds used in parish and shared with pantries at St. Teresa Avila and St. Benedict Joseph Labre. Approximately 40 families in need receive $100 cards for Stop and Shop at Thanksgiving. Also, a group from the Spanish community distributes sandwiches to the day workers outside Home Depot, usually once a month. (Contact: Martha Lascano (718) 843-1212 [work])