Serving those in need
"As you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me". Mt 25:40
Tri-Parish Food Bank
"Love for the poor must be in every age the distinguishing mark of Christians. The poor deserve not just a few alms; they have a claim to justice. For Christians there is a special obligation to share their goods. Our example in love for the poor is Christ". YouCat #427 (2443-2446)
The Tri-Parish Food Bank is a cooperative effort of St. Charles Catholic Church in Burlington, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Conner and Immaculate Conception Catholic in Mount Vernon. Each week many volunteers serve in a variety of ways to ensure that nutritious food is available to anyone who needs it. Additional partners are Skagit Community Action Agency, Northwest Harvest, and Panera Bread Company.
Food Bank hours change from the summer through the winter. During the summer there are large groups of youths from all over the Archdiocese on mission with the Youth Migrant Project. Much of their time is spent assisting the Food Bank in preparing for the food distribution.
Summer Hours (June through August) - Wednesday 3:00 to 6:00
Fall/ Winter/Spring Hours (September through May) - Saturday 12:00 to 3:00
St. John Mary Vianney - Kirkland, WA
A group of youths and leaders from Holy Family of Kirkland helped prepare the Tri-Parish Food Bank for it's Saturday distribution. Check our the great pictures at the website they created. Simply click on the button below to view the website.
Students from Edison Elementary School spent two weekends at the Tri-Parish Food Bank. They prepared a mini documentary about their experience in the YouTube video below.
A group of volunteers recently gathered on a Saturday to "ready the place" for the summer season.