The Men’s Club 2015 St Columbanus Food Drive was a great success as once again the generosity of The Grand Food Store Winnetka and patrons provided cash and food donations to provide over 500 Christmas dinners. Over two weekends in December, volunteers collected nearly $3,000 in cash and over 3,000 food product items including mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, soup, yams, and cake and frosting that were bagged along with a few miscellaneous items at the St Columbanus food pantry on December 19 by the Men’s Club and families. Paired with a ham, the Christmas dinners are handed out to clients of the food pantry along with the regular weekly provision. The St Columbanus Food Drive is in its eighth year and its success depends largely on the partnership with The Grand Food Store, Winnetka that allows solicitation outside the store, recognizes Sacred Hearts non-profit status, and assistance delivering the food product to the food pantry. We applaud their generosity and commitment to helping those in need. Father Matt at St Columbanus and Preston provided a welcoming environment for all involved plus details on the rich history of the parish and food pantry. We welcome any and all members of Sacred Heart to get involved in this wonderful service project.
John C. Satter
Co-Chairs Service Committee