Sharing Thy Bounty

Contact: Michele Foote

Mission Statement: Share Thy Bounty is a service program that reaches beyond the boundaries of our parish.  Parishioners donate food items that become available to local organizations and agencies who in turn distribute to the working poor and to those in need.

Current Ministry Activities: The first Sunday of every month, parishioners bring bags of food to the Church Narthex before mass.  Volunteers deliver and assemble the food for pick up at the Family Center.  When purchasing items for a food bank, try to avoid:  junk food, items with glass or cellophane packaging, which can be broken in transit, things that need can openers or special equipment (pop-top cans - whether for veggies, meat or fruit are a plus for many of our homeless).

Did You Know. . . In the cold of January, the parishioners of St. Francis provided over 250 pounds of food to Sandalwood Food Pantry through our Sharing Thy Bounty Program?  Much needed soup and diapers helped fill the shelves that were fairly empty.  Your continued support for our friends, neighbors, and families is greatly appreciated and most definitely needed.

Current Volunteer Opportunities: Always looking for volunteers to handle Share Thy Bounty at various masses.  Please see contact information above.

We are called to love the poor; those who are hungry, thirsty, ill; those who are strangers.

Thank you! 

Even before attending the mission on discipleship, the St. Francis community strongly demonstrated your discipleship for our neighbors at Sandalwood with your very generous food donations.  We filled a pickup and large SUV with the donations.  Thanks for all you do to help our friends and neighbors in need.

Our April collection will benefit Holy Family Hunger Center and Palmetto Breeze.  Their ask is for

Cereal bars, jelly , 1 or 2 lb bags of white rice, canned tuna, canned Chili, bush’s baked beans

Again- our thanks in advance for your support and participation in this important ministry!

Local Food Pantries/Bancos de Comida Gratis

Deep Well

80 Capital Drive (843)785-2849

**Client must call first.  Es necesario, Illamar primero**

Monday/Lunes - Friday/Viernes - 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Holy Family Catholic Church

24 Pope Avenue (843)785-2895

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (non perishable grocery items are available) 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul office located in the Church office building, 24 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island.

Sandalwood Community Food Pantry

Our mission is to nourish the bodies, minds, and spirits of all who hunger.  We go to the people, live among them, learn from them and love them.  We start with what they know and build on what they have, always remembering:  The best of leaders, when their task is accomplished and their work done, will hear the people say, "We3 have done it Ourselves."

114 Beach City Road (843)645-0935

Tuesday/Martes - 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Bluffton Self-Help

39 Sheridan Park Circle (843)757-8000

Monday/Lunes - 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Thursday/Jueves - 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

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