Food Committee

The St. Linus Food Committee oversees the operation of the parish food pantry and works hand in hand with our St. Vincent De Paul conference to provide food for those in our church and in our community who are in need.

Our first responsibility begins at the doors of the church, when individuals approach us seeking food for themselves and their families. Through the generous donations of parish members, we are able to stock our food pantry and provide emergency food boxes for those in need. We also provide referrals for those who have continuing needs for food on a regular basis.

The Food Committee also shares responsibility with our St. Vincent De Paul Conference for the purchase, preparation and distribution of food at soup kitchens each year.  Last year, St. Linus provided lunches for visitors at St. Leo’s soup kitchen and for members of St. Patrick’s Senior Center in Detroit. And each year in November, St. Linus prepares and presents hundreds of full Thanksgiving dinners to homeless residents of Detroit who visit Manna House at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull Avenues for their holiday feast.

But the efforts of the Food Committee do not stop there. Beginning in September each year, Food Committee members begin collecting extra canned goods and other items for the preparation of food boxes at Christmas. Sr. Linus parishioners contribute enough food and effort to prepare 130 boxes for the holidays, each including a turkey or ham for a complete Christmas dinner.

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