A little thing – a granola bar, a little box of cereal, a box of macaroni and cheese – those small everyday items can make a big difference.
St. Andrew’s is helping stock a Little Pantry – a place where people can access food close to home, when they need it.
With the help of the Barrie Food Bank, a number of churches have put the food boxes on their properties. The ideal locations are private and sheltered (usually under a tree). There are five in Barrie, in several neighbourhoods.
In downtown Barrie, St. Andrew’s is helping stock the Little Pantry located at Trinity Anglican.
We are accepting donations during office hours at our church located across from the downtown branch of the Barrie Public Library. Our Women’s Missionary Society volunteers, including Penny Barker and Peggy Miller, will ensure the food gets to where the hungry can access it.
Food items change seasonally. The Barrie Food Bank recommends these for colder times:
- individual serving cereals
- pasta or rice side dishes, such as Sidekicks
- granola bars
- canned tuna or sardines
- dry soup noodles
- hot chocolate packages
- macaroni and cheese packages
- peanut butter
- candy bars
- potato chips
- single-serving coffee or tea
- Miscellaneous items including hand warmers, masks, hand sanitizers, gloves and hats are also appreciated.
Let’s each give what we can to ease the emptiness and hunger around us.