The Immaculate Heart of Mary Food Bank was started in 1976 by volunteer parishioners. The Immaculate Heart of Mary Food Bank provides a helping hand for struggling families, and without bias of religion or ethnicity we strive to emulate the teachings of Mother Teresa – to serve the poor and needy with assistance of food and basic life necessities.
In September of 2012, Immaculate Heart of Mary received an amazing gift. Parishioners, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased, completely renovated, and then donated an entire building to the church! What a truly powerful sign of Stewardship. This former daycare center, named appropriately The Immaculate Heart of Mary Stewardship Center. The food bank has been in operation at this new location since October 1, 2012. We are overjoyed and grateful for this generous gift to our parish!
We regret that our Food Bank is unable to provide any financial assistance, as our primary focus and resource is food.
You must arrive prior to 11:15 am to be processed for a monthly food order.
We are open to anyone in need without restriction (no ID needed) for perishable food items on a first-come, first-served basis. Clients may visit once per week. Food items vary based upon donations, but typically include, bread, sweets, deli items, produce, dairy and occasionally meats or fish. No one is turned away without food. Additionally, if you live within the service boundaries or are a registered member of our parish (please provide an offertory envelope with your member number), you may register for a monthly food order that contains non-perishable food items. You will be required to provide an ID and proof of address, dated within the last 30 days, for the registration process. If you live outside of our service boundaries for registration, you will be provided with a list of other food banks that may serve your area.
The Outreach Ministry is always in need of financial support to fund the Food Bank and Growing Home Program. Please consider signing up for a one-time or recurring donation to support this critical need. To financially support the food bank:
Non-perishable food donations are accepted at the food bank during our distribution/operating hours or can also be dropped off at the church information desk. Here are some items that we always need:
We cannot accept clothing, furniture or household items.
Without our amazing donors, volunteers and supporters, we wouldn’t be able to do all of the work we do. Thank you! Here’s a list of some of the great groups we partner with in the community to make this all happen: