40 Cans for Lent

Hunger knows no season. As the economy sputters along many people are going hungry. Fortunately, through our Food for Families program, the Knights of Columbus is in a position to help.

Councils should reach out to parish food pantries, community food banks and soup kitchens and collect non-perishable food at weekend Masses. Many grocery stores will allow the collection of food outside of their stores. The key is to ask — and to work within the parameters that the store manager has established. The goal is to help keep food pantries well-stocked all year round. Also purchase — or secure through donations — enough food to prepare a meal at a soup kitchen or in the parish hall.