We Share

The We Share committee places a flyer in the bulletin, asking parishioners to bring specifically requested food and/or toiletries to church the following weekend to fund various local food pantries. Food is collected the 1st weekend of every month. Cash is also accepted in the box in the vestibule. Every month a team of disciples load the truck of food donations at Seton and deliver and unload the truckload of non-perishable groceries to the food bank assigned. A yearly schedule is set by the pantries and an updated list of pantries, their needs, and the population served is obtained.

Date: 1st Monday of each month
Time: Late morning
Location: Sippel Hall (upper level)
Contact: Nicole Zautis, 262-780-9496, or send us a message

Yearly Schedule of We Share Recipients:

  • January - St. Patrick & Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry
  • February - Good Samaritan Outreach Center
  • March - St. John Paul II Food Pantry
  • April - All Saints Food Pantry
  • May - Hope Center
  • June - New Berlin Food Pantry
  • July - Holy Assumption Food Pantry
  • August - Notre Dame School of Milwaukee
  • September - House of Prayer
  • October - St. John Paul II Food Pantry
  • November - House of Peace
  • December - St. Hyacinth Parish

We Share Responsibilities:

  • Call Food Pantry/Church selected for that month and get an update list of “most needed or requested” items.
  • Write an announcement for Fr. Joe to read the weekend before the collection. This is to be e-mailed to Fr. Joe by Tuesday preceding the weekend. The collection date is always the first full weekend of every month. There are some exceptions, but it is important to have consistency.
  • Make a flyer for the bulletin that talks about that month’s recipient and provides a list of items needed. Put this in a word document and e-mail to Sue Switalski. This is due the Tuesday before the weekend of the announcement.
  • The weekend of the collection requires that all donations left in the gathering space be taken back to Sippel Hall.
  • Arrange for the delivery with the food pantry, bring items to them, drop off and give them Sue Switalski’s business card.
  • E-mail Sue Switalski with a recap of the comments from the agency where the delivery was made. These are put into the bulletin to thank our parish.

Volunteers needed: we appreciate volunteers with larger vehicles. Some deliveries can fill the back of a pick-up truck or fill a van. We also need people to load and unload groceries and coordinate with the pantry and make the delivery. Some flexibility in schedule is needed to coordinate with the pantry during their open hours.