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Good News from St. Paul’s Food Pantry

In addition to contributions of food and cash from our Food Pantry’s supporters, we need major infusions of funds with which to purchase groceries from the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, the non-profit co-op to which our pantry belongs. Through the co-op, we also qualify for free food distributed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 2016, our pantry received $8,816.73 worth of peanut butter, pasta, spaghetti sauce, applesauce, kidney beans, corn, green beans, instant potatoes, corn flakes, toasted oats, and raisins. That’s a lot of quality food for our clients and a huge help for our budget. In addition, we recently received word from Episcopal Charities that our 2017 grant request had been approved in the amount of $6,400. With our annual funding from the State of New York’s “hip-nap” program (HPNAP, for Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program), we are able to keep food on our shelves to meet the needs of our neighbors who come to us for help.

The first month of the new year saw the pantry off to a busy start. Two hundred sixty-six people came for food and went home with enough to feed 756 people. Our volunteers are kept busy Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10-2 taking orders and filling bags. We have several new volunteers and will be having a meeting soon to talk about pantry operations and how we can improve the experience for everyone.                             

                                                 –Food Pantry volunteer Molly Jones

Have you picked up your Envelope Box for 2017?

Envelope boxes for people who have returned their pledge cards are available in the Narthex along with the 2016 End of Year Statements. Please help save postage by taking yours today. 

Please see Cynthia Benjamin or Bobbie Gordon if you don’t see a box of envelopes with your name.
 

5 days ago

A busy summer for St. Paul's
Food Pantry and Thrift Shop

It was business as usual during the summer months at St. Paul's Food Pantry. The volunteers were expecting to provide more food for ... See more

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5 days ago

THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR
September 11-17, 2017

MON 11
7:30am AA Meeting;
6pm Evening Prayer;
6pm Worship/Altar Guild;
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5 days ago

MOTHER GLORIA, OUR NEW ASSOCIATE PRIEST
Sunday we welcomed The Rev. Gloria Payne-Carter to St. Paul's as our new Associate Priest. Gloria is a retired priest who most recently served in the ... See more

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5 days ago

Coming Home program for Ex-Offenders
St. Paul's and other houses and faith have been invited to join in the work of the Coming Home Program at the Unitarian Fellowship at 67 Randolph Ave. in ... See more

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6 days ago

TUES 9/12/17
10am-2pm Office,Food Pantry, Thrift Shop
6pm Evening Prayer; Bible Study

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1 week ago

THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR
September 4-10, 2017

MON 4
7:30am AA Meeting;
TUE 5
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1 week ago

GET INVOLVED!!
That's the theme for KICK-OFF SUNDAY, September 10th.
Aleen Josephs Clarke will describe the various committees and their ideas for the remainder of 2017 and 2018. Parishioners
will ... See more

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3 weeks ago

$5.00 bag sale going on right now at Small Blessings Thrift Store. 🏷️💵🛍️

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3 weeks ago
Chicken BBQ take-out

REMEMBER: This Saturday is our Chicken BBQ dinner!
Call or email the office to reserve your order.

Come hungry and bring a friend 🍗🍽️

Come and join us for a Chicken BBQ take out dinner. Buy a delicious dinner or two and support St. Paul's at the same time.
Adults: $12
Seniors: $10
Kids (6-12): $6

Menu: BBQ chicken, macaroni salad, ... See more

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3 weeks ago

THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR
August 21-27, 2017

MON 21
7:30am AA Meeting;

TUE 22
10-2 Office, ... See more

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