I would like to help

Here are ways you can help:

Would you like to Volunteer?

If you are interested in Volunteering, please contact Mrs. Kimberly Santiago at scsfoodpantry@gmail.com.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Pantry preparations on Monday and Tuesday mornings

  • Unloading deliveries from the food bank (various mornings)

  • Serving at the pantry on Monday and Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings

  • Picking up fresh vegetables from the markets

  • Picking up donations of food from family and friends and bringing them to the pantry

  • HabCore food preparation and delivery (currently suspended)

  • Volunteer for the Salve Regina Shop

  • Translation services

  • Meal preparation and delivery with HabCore (currently suspended)

  • Working with the Giving Tree in November and December (see bulletin for details)

In order to protect those of our neighbors in need and our volunteers who have not yet been fully vaccinated, we need at this time to make a distinction between those who are vaccinated and those who are not yet vaccinated. By God’s grace and careful observance of health protocols, we have not had any outbreaks of Covid-19 among any of our volunteers at the pantry or our neighbors in need and this has allowed us to continue to serve those in need throughout the pandemic. Therefore, in order to continue to have uninterrupted service for our neighbors, we need to continue to protect the unvaccinated so that there is no unintentional spread of the virus among those not yet fully vaccinated. God willing, soon enough people will be vaccinated and no protocols will be necessary for anyone and everyone can freely volunteer in every area. If you are not yet fully vaccinated, there are still many ways that you can help those in need. Please contact us if you would like some ideas of ways to help. We appreciate all of you for all that you do for our neighbors. (FULLY VACCINATED = 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine or 2 weeks after your second dose of a two-dose vaccine)

ADULT VOLUNTEERS: At this time only Fully vaccinated adults are able to volunteer inside the food pantry on Mondays and Tuesdays 10am-12pm and 5:30pm-7:30pm and Fridays 10am-12pm. (other opportunities are available for those not fully vaccinated).

No sign up is necessary for adults, however, PROOF OF VACCINATION is needed to enter the St Crispin House.

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS: At this time only Fully vaccinated students are able to volunteer inside the food pantry on Monday and Tuesday evenings 5:30pm-7:30pm and Friday mornings 10am-12pm (other opportunities are available for those who are not fully vaccinated. See below). Students must provide proof of vaccination and be accompanied by a parent or guardian if under 18 years old (parent/guardian must also show proof of vaccination). Students can sign up to volunteer HERE.

Opportunities for unvaccinated students: Unvaccinated students can still obtain service hours. We encourage students to be creative. Some examples could be:

  • organizing and collecting food products (non-perishables) beans, rice, cereals, canned foods, etc.

  • organizing and collecting toiletries - toothpaste, mouthwash, toothbrushes, soaps, body wash, etc.

  • Collecting gift cards and/or monetary donations for the St Crispin Society which will go directly to the food pantry or financial assistance program.

  • Organizing and collecting grocery bags - plastic, paper and reusable bags are always needed

  • Reaching out to local stores/corporations to donate food, bags, toiletries, etc.

  • Organizing, collecting and delivering nursing home supplies to local long term facilities.

In order to receive credit for volunteer hours, students need to keep records of their time. A parent or guardian of the student can submit an email to me with a description of the service they're participating in as well as the dates and times of volunteer service hours completed.

Would you like to donate financially?

Through online giving using the “Give to my parish” link at the top of the page. Just use the drop box to select “St. Crispin Society.”

Or simply make out a check payable to:

St. Anthony of Padua Church with “St. Crispin Society” written in the note line.

Your donations are greatly appreciated! Without your generosity, we would not be able to support our neighbors in need.

Would you like to donate food?

Donations can be dropped off at St. Crispin House at these times:

Monday & Tuesday 10:00 AM – 12 Noon & 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM – 12 Noon

Or you may leave your donation in the basket in the baptistery before the start of any weekend Mass.

Commonly needed items (please check the Facebook page or bulletin for any updates):

  • Rice

  • Cereal

  • Canned meat/chicken

  • Canned tuna

  • Tomato Sauce

  • Milk (shelf-stable)

  • Soup (not chicken)

  • Cooking oil

  • Black beans (can/bag)

  • Laundry soap

  • Personal care items

  • Disposable baby diapers (any size)

  • Condiments

The Food Pantry also accepts canned, boxed, bagged and packaged food items. Additionally, we are in need of fresh fruit and vegetables, especially from our home/community gardeners.

We ask that the fresh items be delivered on Mondays or Tuesdays between 10 a.m. and 12 noon so that the fruit and vegetables can be distributed on those evenings.

Would you like to donate clothing?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept clothing donations at this time.

Would you like to be part of our Giving Tree donations?

This year we are asking for donations of $25.00 gift cards to the following stores:

  • Walmart

  • Target

  • Game Stop

  • Amazon

  • Old Navy

  • Rite Aid

  • ShopRite

  • Foodtown

  • VISA

  • MasterCard

  • American Express

  • Kohl's

  • Marshall's

We will also be providing gifts to a local nursing home. They are requesting new sweatpants & sweatshirts in various sizes, socks, & blankets. This establishment is home to many who do not have families who are able to provide these basic necessities and they are most appreciative of any help we can give them. Due to the pandemic, there have been incredible restrictions on outside visitation and any help we can provide would be a blessing. Click here to sign up to participate in the 2020 Giving Tree.