Don Donaghy at CPO

Catholic Parish Outreach (CPO)

 

Catholic Parish Outreach (CPO) is the largest food pantry in Wake County. Families or individuals in need can receive approximately one week’s worth of groceries, clothing (children’s up to size 6T and maternity clothes), and baby items. Clients can return every 30 days. Following a brief interview, the client receives the needed groceries and/or clothing.


Food Drives and Donations


Catholic Parish Outreach “Feed a Family” Food Drive! 

CPO gave a week’s worth of groceries to an average of 9,500 people who wouldn’t have been able to put food on their table each month last year, due in part to your amazing generosity.

We have two food drives for CPO at St. Francis each year.

Youth and adult volunteers are needed to hand out grocery bags after all the Masses the weekend before the drive and to receive the donations at the CPO food truck in our parking lot.

Food Drives:
Feb 2/3,  Feb 9/10, and Feb 16/17
Sept 14/15,  Sept 21/22, and Sept 28/29

Go to https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/st-francis-feeds-calendar/ 
for more information or to sign up for upcoming CPO food drives.

 

Time Commitment: 15 minutes (handing out bags); 90 minutes (assisting at truck)
Gifts: Service
Family-friendly (school-aged children welcome with a parent).


Grocery list of needs
:

Cans of vegetables, tuna, chicken, soup, spaghetti sauce, fruit; boxes of cereal, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, hamburger/chicken/tuna helper, crackers, instant dry milk; bags of rice and beans. Peanut butter, fruit juice, gravy mix, salad dressing, laundry detergent, bathroom tissue, soap, diapers size 4-6, baby wipes, and milk-based infant formula.

And if you’d rather not shop, $30 feeds a family of 4 for one week.  If you have any comments or questions please contact Joan Monti at joan.monti1@gmail.com

 

Upcoming events are also listed in the Sunday bulletin and on our website under the announcements section at https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/announcements/

 


Volunteer at CPO

 

Many St. Francis parishioners volunteer at CPO from 9:30 am–1:30 pm Monday-Saturday.
Serve once a month, once a week, or more often if your schedule permits.
Volunteer opportunities include greeting and interviewing clients, working in the warehouse,
sorting food and packing orders; sorting and distributing clothing.

  • Contact: Click here for more information on volunteering, or call 919-847-1466.
  • Time Commitment: 4 hrs
  • Gifts: Sorting, service, interviewing, hospitality, or light manual labor
  • Family-friendly (ages 9 and up; children younger than 16 must be with a parent)


Donate on a regular basis

 

Our collection bins are located in Clare Hall, across from the Parish Operations office.
We have bins for: 

  • Clothing – Infants and children’s clothing up to size 6T and maternity cloths.
      children’s books, egg cartons (12 – egg only), and plastic or paper grocery bags.
      We do not collect – car seats, toys, adult clothing and household items.

     

  • Toiletries – shampoo, conditioner, lotion, tooth brush, tooth paste, floss, soap, baby wash, razors, shaving cream, etc. travel and regular size.

     

    For more information, contact: Nora Detterline, 919-870-1356

Catholic Parish Outreach “Feed a Family” Food Drive

For many years St. Francis parishioners have stepped forward to help struggling families meet basic needs like food, clothing, and shelter. Charitiable acts like these have amazing power beyond just satisfying these needs. They have the power to restore hope and to help those who are struggling understand that they are not alone, that good people exist; good people who take the Gospel seriously; good people who care about the health and well being of folks they may never meet.
Good people like you!

Last year, thanks in large measure to your generosity, Catholic Parish Outreach (CPO) was able to give a week’s worth of groceries to on average 8,200 people a month.  But with 25% of NC children under age 5 going to bed hungry every night and 170,200 people in NC receiving emergency food assistance every week, the need is still great. Next weekend (Sept 14/15) volunteers will be handing out grocery bags after all the masses.  Please take one, fill it with groceries and bring it back to the CPO truck in our parking lot the weekends of Sept 21/22 and Sept 28/29.

Volunteers are needed to hand out bags and to receive bags at the truck. Perhaps you could sign up as a family?  Maybe coming together in service for a few minutes to help those less fortunate is just what your family needs to feel a little more grounded and grateful?  You are all very welcome! Thank you for signing up to help here: www.bit.ly/CPOfooddriveseptember2019

Grocery list of List of Needs:
Cans of vegetables , tuna, chicken, soup, spaghetti sauce, fruit; boxes of cereal, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, hamburger/chicken helper, crackers, instant dry milk;  bags of rice and beans. Peanut butter, fruit juice, gravy mix, salad dressing, laundry detergent, bathroom tissue, soap, any size diapers, baby wipes, and milk-based infant formula.

And if you’d rather not shop, $30 feeds a family of 4 for one week. If you have any comments or questions please contact Joan Monti at joan.monti1@gmail.com

 

 

 

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