On behalf of our families using the St. Barbara Food Pantry, thank you! With your generous donations of groceries, toiletries and cash, our hungry neighbors will have food for their tables.

The U.S. Postal Service Drive in early May brought our food pantry over 200 postal sorting bins of food. The wonderful Brookfield and LaGrange Park scouts and their families picked up the food after the postal workers brought it back to the Brookfield Post Office, and then helped us check the food in, sort it and shelve it.

Vince and Frank Pozzie, local Eagle Scouts, opened their hearts to their less fortunate neighbors and hosted cleaning supply and paper goods drives. These supplies are not covered under any government assistance, and the families really appreciated receiving these materials.

I have to apologize for my delay in thanking Tischler’s Finer Foods for hosting the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile in March. Dennis and his staff hosted a fun family lunch in the midst of a miserable winter and brought our pantry over $1,200 in cash donations as well. His store also makes it easy for individuals to buy a meal for a hungry family by offering affordable meal packages for purchase.

Please remember that even though it is nice outside, you still have hungry neighbors. Thank you again for you generosity.

Sister Margaret Halligan CSJ, director

St. Barbara Pastoral Care