Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive

Share what you can!

Please help us collect canned goods and nonperishable foods for the food pantries of our sister parishes here in Queens. Bring a bag of food to any Sunday Mass on the weekend of November 12/13, 2022, and again at the 10 AM Mass on Thanksgiving Day (November 24). Leave your bags at the front of the church at the Mary Altar. The food we collect will be delivered to the food pantries at Our Lady of Mercy and Our Lady of the Angelus and will end up on the table of someone in need.

Please choose nutritious items that contribute to the good health of people struggling with hunger. Canned goods, pasta, sauce, rice, and beans are top recommendations.

Suggested items:

  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruits, applesauce
  • Canned soups
  • Canned or dried beans
  • Boxed meals (mac and cheese)
  • Pasta, rice, and cereal
  • Pasta sauce
  • Nut butters
  • 100% fruit juice
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Low-fat, low-sodium, low-sugar foods and snacks

Be sure items are not past expiration!

Additional Information:

Our Lady of Mercy’s Family Table