St. Georgians Share the Easter Message of Hope and New Life with Local Food Pantries

By: 
Dan Mitchell
Pack the Sack Photo

St. Georgians overwhelmingly responded  to the recent Lenten Pack the Sack project by providing 48 sacks of food items, totally over $1,500 of in-kind services. 

This collection taken during the 6 weeks of Lent equals what we typically collect in 4 monthsI  These sacks were equally split among the 3 food pantries that we support (Our Lady of Sorrows and St. Joseph’s both in Maplewood and Holy Trinity in West Orange).  These sacks of staples provided the opportunity for those those with food challenges to use their limited resources to buy other necessities or perhaps even a celebratory Easter meal to share with their families.

Parishioners shared stories of their renewed commitment of ministry and deepened spirituality as they prayerfully considered their weekly contributions.  This project was even used as a teaching tool to inspire youth to contribute to local food drives. This project is a living example of our Year of Hospitality focus and your enthusiastic support has provided a glimpse of the Resurrection, Hope and New Life.  Thank you to all who played a part and a Happy Blessed Easter!